Beets have an intense fresh, earthy flavor. Many people like how they taste. They’re happy to add them to healthy recipes and in fantastic natural juices.
And, according to several studies, you only need to drink one glass of beet juice per day to increase the blood flow to your brain.
Something this easy can help you reduce dementia or other degenerative diseases by an interesting percentage.
In this article, we’ll give you all of the information.
Beet juice: a powerful remedy for your brain health
Beets originally come from far away on the coasts of Africa. Later, with the birth of trade, it didn’t take long for it to get to Asia and Europe.
Believe it or not, the cause of its rapid spread isn’t only due to its tuber: the leaves were also, and still are, very appreciated. They were liked so much that in ancient Rome they were common in many dishes.
As a curiosity, Napoleon later popularized using beets as a source of sugar. This was after the English restricted the French access to sugarcane.
In fact, beets are still an indispensable material for the production of sugar today. This is very useful to know if you’re a diabetic.
Does this mean that due to their sugar, beets can be more dangerous than beneficial?
Not at all. In fact, there is some important information to remember. Your brain needs glucose for energy just like all of the very special nutrients found in beets.
Beets have high concentrations of nitrates.
These nitrites have a very special power: they open your blood vessels to encourage blood flow. This also increases your oxygenation.
This interesting property is also found – though in a lesser degree – in garlic, collard greens, and other leafy greens like spinach.
Thanks to the nitrates present in beets, you have a great aid at your disposition. This can help you reduce the likelihood of strokes.
There are some people who add beets to their normal diet. However, there are others who have never liked their odd, intense flavor.
Keeping all of their benefits in mind, it’s worth it to get used to the flavor. Plus, you can look for a combination that is more agreeable so you can enjoy their benefits.
Beets fight chronic inflammation
Besides nitrates, beets are rich in several other bioactive compounds. These help you fight or reduce the impact of chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is the main cause of many heart diseases as well as strokes.
The more inflammation you have, the harder it is for blood to flow. This reduces your oxygenation level and causes toxins to accumulate.
Also, few problems are as dangerous for your health as neuro-inflammation.
Eating beets two or three times per week is a great habit. If you can get used to this, you reduce your risk of developing hypertension and atherosclerosis. At the same time, you’re taking care of your cognitive processes as much as possible.
How to make beet juice to take care of your brain
- 3 fresh beets
- 2 carrots
- 1/4 head of red cabbage
- 7 mandarin oranges
- 2 cups of water
- First, wash the beets and carrots well.
- Then, chop them into small pieces to make them easier to blend. Chop the cabbage as well.
- In your juicer or blender, add the well chopped beets, carrots, and the cabbage.
- Bend it until you get a smooth juice and set it aside.
- Then, juice the 6 mandarin oranges.
- Add the mandarin juice with the two cups of water and the carrot, beet, and cabbage juice. It’s delicious!
Remember to drink it throughout the day. First drink it for breakfast, and then with your main meal.
If you want, during the week, you can simply blend a medium-sized beet with a glass of water. This way, you keep getting the benefits of its properties in a quick and easy way.
Your brain will love it!