5 Ways Beets Benefit Your Body
The nutrient complexes in beets are full of essential B vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants that support many vital body functions.
This is why we’ve made beets a key ingredient in our BFood Complex formula.
While there are hundreds of benefits from eating beets, here are five key ways they can keep your body running smoothly:
1) Beets detox your liver.
The liver is the body’s main organ for eliminating toxins ingested from personal care products, the environment, unhealthy food, as well as natural cellular processes.
The following nutrients in beets have been shown to cleanse and detoxify the liver:
- Betaine helps liver cells eliminate toxins.
- Pectin is a fiber that gets rid of toxins that the liver has already eliminated and keeps them from returning to the body.
- Betalains are pigments with anti-inflammatory properties that encourage the detox process.
2) Beets promote digestion.
Bile is a key component in the digestive process. It is needed by the liver and gallbladder to break down fats into smaller particles to be used by the skin, organs, and nerves.
Beets are full of vital nutrients that support bile flow including betaine, minerals, vitamin C and B complexes, and more.
3) Beets help in the production of good cholesterol.
Good cholesterol creates hormones, allows nerves to communicate with one another, and enables the brain to function.
Key plant chemicals found in beets like folate, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and more, promote healthful levels of good cholesterol.
4) Beets support cardiovascular health.
Eating beets helps prevent cardiovascular diseases in multiple ways, making conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes are less likely to develop.
In particular, the presence of the nutrient betaine lowers the levels of homocysteine in the body which can also be harmful to the blood vessels.
The fiber in beets also works to strip excess LDL cholesterol from the walls and help to eliminate it from the body quickly.
5) Beets nourish the skin.
All foods that support the liver also support the skin. This is because the liver is the site of the production of good fats, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and other essential substances that keep the skin moist, supple, and protected from the environment.
We’ve already shown how effective beets are at supporting the liver, thus, they are excellent nourishment for the skin as well.
Find Beets in BFood Complex
Get more of this nutrient-packed vegetable on a daily basis in our BFood Complex formula. Alongside beets, you will find many other vitamin B rich whole foods chosen to provide maximum nutritional benefit in each tablet.