Living Juice Ingredient Spotlight: Beets!

Beets, found in Red Radiance and Carrot Kick
We're taking a look into the ingredients in Living Juice's organic, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. Last week, we discussed the health benefits of apples.  This week we're taking a deep dive in to beets, found in both Living Juice's Red Radiance and Carrot Kick. Beets are known for their delicious taste and high natural sugar content. So what are the health benefits of beets? 

Medicinal History of Beets

For many years, beets have been used for medicinal ends and for good reason! Eating beets has been shown to stimulate the liver's detoxification process, helping to flush out many undesirables including fats, old cholesterol deposits, gallstones, poisons, drug residues, and other waste. They are also an excellent source of folic acid, magnesium and potassium. 

Beets in the Body

Beets are also a natural source of fiber. Beet fiber can reduce cholesterol and helps to promote healthy bowel movements. It also increases your count of special white blood cells which are responsible for identification and elimination of abnormal cells in the body and protect us from infection and disease. Recently, athletes have jumped on the beet bandwagon and are using beet juice prior to competing. The packed nitrates in the beets are converted to nitric oxide, which increases blood flow capacity and lowers the amount of oxygen your muscles need, making them the perfect pre-race or game drink. Being able to use oxygen more efficiently allows athletes to increase their power and work harder for longer. 

 Whether you're an athlete looking to up your game or hoping to detox your liver, beets are perfect for you! Join us next week as we take a look into another one of Living Juice's key fruits and vegetables! 


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