All the Powerful Benefits of Beet Juice

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Oh boy! Beet juice for health treatments? Have we heard everything now or not? Who heard of beet juice being used for health treatments like for skin,hair, and other parts of the human body. This surely has to be a scam that beets can be used for anything more than eating and dressing a salad with. Beets taste good but to put it in your hair or rub it into your skin that is a whole different story. Could there be validity to the claims that beet juice can be used for multiple health applications? You may be scratching your head by now and thinking this makes no sense. But actually there is validity to beet juice helping with various health issues. Let’s go do some research and find out.

Could Prevent Signs of Aging  

Yes, you read right beet juice can help slowing down the aging process. You will need 1 medium-sized beetroot, strainer, and cotton balls. Next:

  • Peel the beetroot and slice it into smaller prices
  • Put the pieces into the blender and blend them until they are smaller in size
  • Get the strainer and strain the beets until the pulp is separated from the juice
  • Dab the juice on your face using cotton balls
  • Keep the beet juice solution on your face for 10 minutes then rinse off with mild face wash

Try this treatment once a week at nighttime. It is recommended you apply this solution at night because the beet juice could stain. But does beet juice really help in slowing down aging? Supposedly it does and here’s why: Beet juice is an excellent source for antioxidants this is why it helps with the aging process. Oxidation is a crucial process but it releases free radicals which at cellular level can cause damage to the skin. This will result in aging. The antioxidants present in the beet juice neutralize the free radicals and this helps to neutralize the wrinkles and fine lines.

It Reduces Pigmentation and Blemishes

How in the world can beet juice reduce pigmentation and blemishes on your face. It contains a healthy amount of vitamin C which is very effective in curbing pigmentation and blemishes. Beet juice is excellent in keeping the skin tone an even color.  

It Helps to Moisturizes the Driest Skin

Do you ever have dry, itching burning skin you know the kind that feels like dry leather to the touch. You look in the mirror and your skin looks like dry leather. You smile and your skin feels so tight  it feels like it’s gonna crack up and fall off. If it stretches anymore it will fall right off.  Ok, you get the point. The answer is beet juice because it to can help to moisturize your skin and remove that dry leathery look. It can help to stop the redness, dryness and chapped sensation that comes with dry skin. Beet juice will keep your skin mist and supple. It does this by removing the top layer of dead skin cells. Dead skin cells leave your skin dry, chapped and sore. If you drink beet juice it will also keep your skin hydrated.

Prevents Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Beet juice can even prevent hair loss. It helps to fight hair loss by supplying the nutritional deficiency that will cause hair loss in the first place. Beet juice will supply nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium. 100 grams of beet juice will give you 1.6 gram of protein. Beet juice also stops inflammation of the scalp which can cause hair loss as well. It provides a good combination of nutrients which keeps your hair healthy and beet juice strengthens your hair and scalp preventing the hair from falling out.

Beet juice has many more functions than just tasting good it can help with many health-related issues. Another benefit of using beet juice as a health treatment is that it is in abundant supply in locals stores and it is very cost effective to use and maintain. It may sound strange that beets can help with so many health issues people face today. But because of its rich nutrients and vitamins it is a very effective health agent. Keep reading we have more benefits to discuss that beet juice may provide.

The Great Detoxifier

Beet juice has been known to help the liver detoxify the body. It’s used in many detox diets because it helps the liver function healthier which results in toxins being removed from the body.

It contains an antioxidant “glutathione” which is supposed to protect the liver from damage. It also regenerates liver cells and helps with the synthesis  of fats within the liver. Beet juice would be an ideal health treatment for the cleansing of the body. It may cleanse the colon and bowels as well as any option on the market today.

Hemoglobin oh Help

Hemoglobin levels must be kept at a proper level to keep the human body functioning and healthy. If the hemoglobin levels get too low you will get anemia. (a deficiency in red blood cells or hemoglobin. It causes the body to become weary and fatigued. All energy is depleted) This condition can be avoided by drinking plenty of beet juice. Why bet juice works for hemoglobin. The production of hemoglobin requires iron, folate, and vitamin B12. Beet juice is an excellent source of folate and a very good source for iron. Anemic patients are always advised to add beet juice to their diets.

Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is caused when the immune system reacts to trauma or infection. Beet juice will help with inflammation. The symptoms of inflammation soreness, redness, swelling, and pain can cause a lot of physical discomfort. Drinking beet juice can reduce inflammation. Beet juice contains betalains which exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.

Helps fight cancer

Recent studies have shown that beet juice contains anti-carcinogenic which may help prevent cancer. This benefit may need more research to be proven as a reliable aid in fighting cancer. Cancer cells don’t thrive in an environment where the oxygen levels are elevated. Beet juice helps increase the intake of oxygen in cells. Beet juice is alkaline in nature and helps to fight acidosis and cancer cells thrive where there are high levels of acid present. Beet juice will create a hostile environment for cancer cells. It’s anti-carcinogenic properties contain a compound named betanin.

Detox Again

We mentioned earlier that beet juice is an excellent help in detoxifying the body. The human body to operate optimally must get rid of toxins on a regular basis. Beet juice helps in this process. Beet juice contains betalains that are a powerful agents to help the body get rid of toxins.

The Stamina Agent

Maybe beet juice used as a supplement can boost energy and help with athletic performance. This needs further research to be proven as an authentic benefit. Beet juice may help in the flow of oxygen to the muscles which in turn will enhance the body’s ability to perform.   

Helps Fight Dementia

Dementia is usually found in the elderly. It limits cognitive functions by causing memory loss, personality changes, and faulty reasoning. There has been research done and beet juice may be the answer to help fight dementia. In some people aging causes their mental abilities to decrease. This happens when blood flow is dereasedto the brain. Studies have been done and the conclusion is to stop or slow down dementia blood flow must be accelerated to the brain.

Researchers administered nitrate-rich foods orally to patients to increase the flow of blood to the brain. Nitrates form nitrous oxide which improves blood flow. Once the blood flow was increased to the brain patients improved in their mental processes. This happened with the consumption of beet juice a rich source for nitrates.

Lowers Blood Pressure

High Blood pressure can be very harmful to your body. High blood pressure is caused when the blood flow is constricted throughout the body. This causes faster wear and tear on the body. The heart is forced  to work harder to pump blood through the the system. This could lead to heart attacks and heart disease. Beet juice has been suggested to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. Taking beet juice may improve blood flow which will eliminate high blood pressure. There have been studies that suggest that drinking beet juice will improve blood flow that will lower blood pressure. This is because beet juice contains nitrates. We mentioned earlier in this article that nitrates contain nitrous oxide which help to move blood through the body.

Basically what happens is the nitrates breakdown into nitrous oxide which widens the blood vessels. Once the blood vessels are widened blood will flow through the body better. This will reduce the workload for the heart. Bye bye to high blood pressure.

A great Agent for Fighting Arthritis   

Beet juice is heralded as a wonderworking juice that can help fight arthritis through natural means. Arthritis causes severe joint damage that will result in chronic joint pain. Believe it or not beet juice may be able to help with arthritis. Arthritis is rampant among people today. There are countless numbers of people who suffer with this harmful joint condition. But beet juice may be able to help in the fight against arthritis.( The negatives about beet juice is it constricts calcium absorption if it is taken in large quantities and it may cause paralysis of the vocal cords. So, it’s recommended to dilute the beet juice when consuming it.)

Supposedly, beet juice will eliminate the accumulated deposits of calcium deposits (that cause arthritis)  around the joints and muscles. By removing these calcium deposits it may eliminate existing arthritis and prevent arthritis from developing in the joints.

The Fight is on Against Anemia

We talked a little before about anemia and what causes it. Let’s refresh our memories by revisiting  what causes anemia in the first place. Hemoglobin levels become too low anemia sets in. Beet juice contains high quantity of phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, iodine, sulfur, copper, fat, vitamins B1, B2, B6, vitamin P, and niacin. These elements will increase levels of hemoglobin hence attack and destroy the causes of anemia.

Beet juice is turning out to be a very healthy medicinal agent. It may help in some very serious health issues. It is noted to be one of the healthiest options to choose in the fight against the health issues we discussed above. But there are more benefits to drinking beet juice.

Could help Fight Diabetes

Could help Fight Diabetes

You see it on tv or on the internet constantly. Diabetes ravaging another person’s health. It is imperative that anyone who suffers with diabetes must take care of the condition and constantly monitor it so it may be kept under control. Diabetes can if unchecked cause some very serious health problems. There has been a tv commercial running on local tv. The commercial focuses on a young man who has diabetes. He didn’t take care of the diabetes and it cost him the sight in his left eye. The diabetes made him blind in the left eye. It is paramount to treat diabetes and constantly be regulating the condition if you suffer from it.

Beet juice may be able to prevent diabetes. Beet juice contains alpha-lipoic acid (an antioxidant) which reduces glucose levels in the body and increases insulin sensitivity. It reduces stress-related changes in diabetics. Studies suggest that antioxidants combat conditions such as peripheral and autonomic neuropathy in diabetic people.

Fights what (Arteriosclerosis)

Nitric oxide is essential to constrict blood vessels to increase blood flow (in this case to constrict blood vessels will prevent arterial diseases from rearing their ugly heads)which can prevent arteriosclerosis from forming in the arteries. Beet juice contains massive quantities of nitrous acid to help in higher blood flow which will stop arteriosclerosis from becoming a reality in the body.

Fights free Radical Damage

This suggested powerhouse of strength and vitality also contains betalains or phytonutrients which keep the human body in overall Superman health. These phytonutrients are what gives the Beet its unusual red color. They are also rich in antioxidants. They are excellent in detoxifying the body and fighting inflammation. Two important phytonutrients in beetroot are betanin and vulgaxanthin, which help protect  the body from free radical damage. This is done by these elements getting rid of toxins in the body that come from our diets and the air we breathe.

Baby Help

Beets taken with carrot or cucumber juice can work wonders in cleansing your baby’s body from within. It is suggested it can vital organs like the kidneys and gall bladder.

Your Kidding there is More  

  • Iron helps in the production of red blood cells in the body.
  • Beetroot has foliates that help the synthesis of DNA in the cells.
  • The fibers in beetroot are helpful in slowing down the conversion of fiber in glucose. Thus, it is very beneficial for people who have type-2 diabetes.
  • Fiber is also helpful in reducing cholesterol.
  • Nitrates present in beetroot widen the blood vessels which help in exercising in a better way. Thus, it is very important for athletes.
  • Beetroot also has silica. Silica is helpful for strengthening hair and bones and even for maintaining a good and glowing skin.

Some warnings of excessive use of Beet Juice

It’s safe to consume beet juice in moderate levels. If you drink beet juice excessively it may lower calcium levels and worsen kidney disease. It can also cause beeturia where the urine turns pink or red. But don’t panic this isn’t serious. It may mean you have a deficiency in iron. It would definitely be worth talking to your doctor about. Iron deficiency may lead to fatigue.

The SuperFood

Beet juice may be labeled a superfood because it seems to offer so many major benefits. Again to confirm its worth in helping high blood pressure. Beet juice was shown to lower blood pressure in healthy adults. In another study people who drank beet juice had superior stamina during intense physical activities.

Wrapping it up    

In this article, we have progressed from talking about beet juice being used as a pretty salad decorator to its rightful place on the superfood list. It has so many major health benefits in fighting some major health issues. It may be one of the few natural treatments that can help delay or eliminate dementia. It will cleanse the body from toxins by helping the liver in those functions It can help with arthritis and high blood pressure. It can help the overall health of your body. It may help in preventing cancer by creating high oxygen levels and reducing acid in the body. Two major components cancerous cells need to feed on to thrive.

It helps clean toxins out of the body which will get rid of free radicals that can cause a lot of unpleasant effects in the body. Like any good thing beet juice should be diluted and drank in moderation. Remember, there can be some serious side effects from drinking beet juice excessively.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.