Beetroot Juice Can Help Prevent
Age Related Memory Loss.
In a study at Wake Forest University, U.S. beetroot juice was shown to increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with age related Memory loss and dementia.
A Healthy Veggie “Oscar” goes to the humble Beetroot!
The Romans knew of the beets medicinal qualities,
the Greeks offered it to their Gods and we have traditionally used it
to purify the blood. In the meantime the beet is moving up in the
natural healing world as we discover the many powerful nutrients in beetroot juice and their effect on the body. At the bottom of this page you will find a detailed nutrient list. Learn how to improve your memory employing these essential nutrients in recipes and juices.
Memory Booster and more..
Research has shown that beetroot can lower blood pressure
but at Wake Forest University they wanted to show that beetroot
actually increases blood flow to a specific area of the brain. An area
of the brain where blood flow lessens as we age causing memory loss and the onset of dementia.
of the study indicate that the high nitrate content of beetroot juice
given to the 70 year old participants increased the blood flow to the
white matter in the frontal lobes. The part of the brain associated with
degeneration that leads to dementia and other cognitive conditions. A good reason to include beet juice in your daily diet if you are interested in improving your memory.
Ok, sounds good but how will we eat so much of this good thing?
Try beetroot juice laced with tangy, spicy, or sweet fruity flavors. Use
the recipe suggestions below and experiment by adding your favorite
fruits until the taste is right for you.
- 1 x raw beetroot
- 2 x apples
- 4 x small carrots
- 1 cm piece of ginger
all ingredients together and enjoy with the sweetness of carrots and
apple plus the faint zing of ginger. Beetroot, apples, carrots and
ginger are all terrific cleansers plus apples have the anti cancer nutrient Quercetin.
- 2 x beetroots
- 4 x oranges
- 1 cm piece of ginger
Here the benefits of the juice are enhanced by the immunity boosting vitamins in oranges.
A sweeter version!
- 2 x carrots
- 1 x apple
- Half an orange
- Quarter of beetroot
- 2 x celery sticks
is a lighter tasting version. Perhaps a good place to begin. Experiment
with more beet as you get used to the taste. This juice is rich in
betacarotine, vitamin C, potassium and antioxidant nutrients.
raw beetroot is an acquired taste so don’t worry about changing the
amount of ingredients or choosing totally different ones to make your
juice taste as good for you as it is for you!
Beetroot Juice Immunity & Co
Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Betanin, Fibre and Protein.Rich in iron it
enhances the production of disease fighting antibodies, white blood
cells. It stimulates red blood cells and improves the supply of oxygen
to cells. It contains manganese which is needed for the formation of
interferon, a powerful anti cancer substance. The red color comes from
the pigment betanin, an antioxidant which can help prevent cancer and
heart disease.This little gem has detoxifying properties which improve liver and kidney health. It’s high in fiber, important to both heart and digestive health.
pigment betanin can turn urine pink and the stool red but this effect
is perfectly harmless.One possible downside to using the leaves is that
they are high in oxalic acid and should be avoided by people with
arthritis or kidney stones.