We’ve all heard about the health benefits of juicing. Tossing fresh fruits and vegetables into your juicer is a great way to start the day with a burst of nutrients. While juicing may remove the beneficial fiber from the veggies and fruits, it retains all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a juicing recipe. With so many fruits and vegetables available, what do you choose to juice? We love using beets. These root vegetables contain significant quantities of nitrates, compounds that convert to nitric acid in the body. NO is responsible for expanding the walls of blood vessels, allowing them to hold more oxygen.
Oxygen-enriched blood enhances circulation and organ health while increasing stamina and energy levels. Beets have somewhat of a sharp taste, and it’s best to cut the flavor with other fruits and veggies to improve the flavor profile. Here are our top 16 benefits of drinking beet juice every day.
1. Beets Boost Your Weight Loss
Are you struggling with a fat loss diet? More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, which places extreme pressure on the public health care system. Every year, Medicare and Medicaid programs spend billions of dollars treating the signs and symptoms of obesity, including severe health disorders like diabetes and hypertension.
Drinking beet juice every morning reduces digestive inflammation, giving your gut biomes the nutrition they need to flood your body with fat-burning nutrients, like magnesium. Elevated levels of magnesium enhance testosterone levels, the hormone that promotes fat loss and increases strength.
Magnesium also supports optimal muscle and nerve function, improving exercise efficiency, allowing you to burn through calories efficiently. The phytonutrient compounds, “betanin and vulgaxanthin,” reduce inflammation and promote detoxification of free-radicals from the bloodstream.
Juice a beet first thing in the morning to ramp up your metabolism, and drink a second serving before your workout at the gym. The additional energy allows you to work harder for longer.