Beetroot is the juiciest root vegetable growing in the middle latitudes of Russia. It is widely used in cooking, in particular, vinaigrette is made from it, and famous borscht is prepared on the basis of beet broth. Less well known is the fact that beetroot juice can be successfully used for medicinal purposes.
The main feature (and value) of beetroot juice is that it actively promotes hematopoiesis (the formation of red blood cells). This is all the more surprising since the iron content in beets is relatively low. That is why beet juice is very useful for anemia. However, since the consumption of a significant amount of pure beet juice can lead to side effects (dizziness, deterioration of the general condition, nausea), nutritionists recommend that at first be sure to mix beet juice with carrot juice. An important clarification: the amount of carrot juice should be several times higher than the amount of beet juice!
Gradually, as the body gets used to the beet juice, this proportion should change towards a decrease in the content of carrot juice, up to the beginning of the use of pure beetroot. Beet juice is taken for medicinal purposes in an amount of 1 to 1, 5 glasses, 2 times a day (unless the doctor has made a different appointment). The duration of the treatment must also be agreed with the doctor.
Beet juice is very beneficial for women suffering from menstrual disorders. Doctors-gynecologists recommend in such cases to take it 2-3 times a day, in small portions, from 50 to 100 milliliters. A good therapeutic effect is also given by the use of beetroot juice for the treatment of climacteric syndrome. It is noted that in a significant majority of cases, the achieved result is at least as good as in the case of using the latest hormonal drugs, but without their inherent side effects.
Beet juice is also very effective in the treatment of certain heart diseases, especially those associated with a lack of potassium in the body, with thrombophlebitis, and varicose veins. It is indispensable for cleaning the liver, gallbladder and kidneys.