Beetroot - a biennial herbaceous plant with a dark purple hue. The leaves on the stem are small, elongated shape. The leaves of beet red and green. She has a thick root napiform dark red color. In order to use medicinal root vegetables like beets and tops, leaves. The leaves of red beet is used fresh. In common parlance also used the following names of the root:
- Beet red;
- Beet table;
- Beet vegetable;
This simple and everyday unique vegetable. The healing properties of red beets are known from the times of the Roman Empire, but in Russia this vegetable was in the tenth century.
Great Hippocrates believed that the use of red beet is very high: it cures many diseases and has the healing properties.
The composition, caloric properties and the use of red beet
Nowadays, the use of red beet is undeniable, and it is widely used for medicinal purposes. Its useful properties red beets saves not only raw, but boiled. Root beet red retain all its useful qualities even after prolonged storage. Traditional medicine believes that the red beet cure more than 100 diseases. The benefits of red beet show many medicinal recipes.
The nutritional value of red beet is represented by the following list:
- alimentary fiber;
- Organic acids;
- Mono- and disaccharides.
In addition to the unique properties of red beet and its use, this calorie root no different significant factor. So, in 100 g of root it contains only 42 calories.
The use of red beet is due to an extensive list of vitamins:
- Vitamin PP;
- Vitamin C;
- Vitamin A;
- Vitamin B (B1, B2, B5, B6, B9);
- Vitamin E.
In addition, numerous properties of red beets are due to its content of the various macronutrients:
Significant benefits beetroot achieved due to the presence in its composition of many important trace elements:
Red beet is second only to garlic iron content. And its ability to saturate the body with iodine slightly less than that of seaweed.
Thanks to useful and medicinal qualities, red beets in the treatment applied as a tonic, improves digestive processes and metabolism in the body means.
The use of red beet
Beet eliminates toxins from the body. The use of beet prevents the emergence and growth of certain malignant tumors. Due to the content of vitamin B9 is ideally suited for the prevention of heart disease. Useful substances contained in red beets and its properties, provide the following effects on the body:
- Calming (sedative).
A very important property in the treatment of red beet is the possibility of removing excess fluid from the body. Thanks to the many beneficial properties of red beet strengthens the walls of blood vessels and stabilizes the heart. Therefore, red beets for the treatment and prophylaxis is recommended for the following impairments:
- Cardiovascular disease.
The presence of red beet folic acid promotes the formation of new cells, so it has a rejuvenating effect on the body.
The use of red beet in its properties that allow it to enhance memory and stimulate the brain in atherosclerosis, cure insomnia and neurosis, to maintain good mental health.
Also, the use of red beet is undeniable for people who are overweight and suffering from fluid retention in the body. Beetroot perfectly cleanses the blood, kidneys, liver and reduces the acidity in the body.
The high content of pectin in the beet roots provides good barrier properties when exposed to the body of heavy metals and radioactive. In addition, the use of red beet is the possibility of removal of cholesterol from the blood and prevent the development of harmful microorganisms in the intestines.
Beet has hematopoietic properties, it is applied at different degrees of anemia, as well as weakening the walls of blood vessels. Coloring pigments of red beet, flavonoids, increase the strength of capillaries, stimulates the formation of red blood cells, relieve spasms of blood vessels.
Due to high content of iodine, red beets used in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland. Beetroot is used and gives good results for gastric and duodenal ulcers, normalizes the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
The high zinc content in the beet increases the effect of insulin, so the use of red beet is obvious for diabetics.
Use red beets in the treatment of pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic rhinitis. Apply properties of red beets are also in diseases such as:
- lungs' cancer;
- Prolonged constipation.
Gruel from fresh beet treat tumors and ulcers on the skin. Cooked beets and broth have diuretic and laxative effect.
For the treatment of many diseases red beet juice is often used. An important aspect of this treatment is the following rule: the fresh juice of beets contain toxic volatile substances, which causes general weakness, nausea and vomiting. Therefore, before use, the juice should be kept in the refrigerator for less than 2 hours.
Red beet juice drink to feel better, appetite, improve immunity.
Beet juice is recommended for thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, blood clots. In addition, the use of red beet juice provides a cleansing of the liver, gall bladder and kidney. Especially useful when the juice of the menstrual cycle disorder, climacteric syndrome. The properties of red beet, and the benefits that brings her the juice, it is able to replace expensive hormonal treatments.
Contraindications to the treatment of red beets
Overdose of fresh beet juice can cause spasm of the blood vessels of the brain, and it is fraught with the most serious consequences. In the presence of other comorbidities (hypertension, heart disease, tachycardia, etc.), such a reaction can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is important not to jeopardize their health and uphold the beet juice after pressing.
You should not abuse the beet to those who have the stomach is weak. Gastritis with high acidity of the stomach must also be a contraindication to the use for the treatment of red beet.
The content of oxalic acid in the red beet requires limiting its use in people with kidney stone disease and other metabolic disorders in the body.