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History of beet

    Records of beets cultivation dates back more than 4000 years. The ancient Babylonians were the first to use it for various applications. Early Greeks and Romans used the root for its medicinal properties and the leaves as vegetables. According to mythology Aphrodite used to eat beets to retain her beauty. Beetroot also held an important place in Renaissance medicine and was often used for treating various ailments. Even today beets play important part in traditional medicine and eating it is recommended when treating certain diseases.

Numerous studies performed by researches all around the world, including ones from Exeter University, have finally confirmed, what our grandmothers knew  for ages, that eating beetroots no matter in what form is good for you.

Beetroots are rich in vitamins  A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and C. They also contain a large amount of folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron , phosphorus and antioxidants ( Betacyanins and Betaxanthins )

Health Benefits of eating Beetroots and beetroot preserves

Regular beets consumption, both raw and cooked, is recommended by many doctors and nutritionists. Beets not only can supply our body with much needed nutrients but also protect your cells against the effect of free radicals.

Thanks to their qualities beet preserves can replace many artificial and expensive food supplements .

According to the opinion of many physicians (based on the clinical research) eating beetroots and its preserves can help with:

Anemia - Beets are rich in easily assimilated iron. They build up the hemoglobin and cleanse the blood.

Body resistance because they are rich in vitamins and minerals beets strengthen immune system helping fight flu and common cold

Cholesterol - Carotenoids and Flavanoids found in beets can reduce the LDL cholesterol levels preventing damage to artery walls and ultimately heart attacks and strokes.

Constipation - The high fiber content of beets makes them excellent to relieve constipation.

Heart Disease - The abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in beets helps to protect against heart disease.

Heartburn Thanks to highly alkaline properties beets acts as a strong natural deacidifying agent.

Inflammation Reduction - The compound called betaine found in red beets can reduce inflammation in joints, bones and blood vessels. This helps people suffering from asthma and osteoporosis.

Liver problems- Beta cyanin present in beets speeds up detoxification in liver enabling faster conversion of harmful substances.

Pregnancy - Beets are high in folic acid which helps to prevent birth defects in your unborn baby. Folic acid is important whenever your body is actively making new cells when healing after physical trauma or when children are growing.

Weight Loss – beets are known to have beneficial effect for people trying to loose weight thanks to their ability to suppress appetite

 Naturally Fermented Beetroot Juice

In themselves beetroots are very healthy but when they are naturally fermented to create a beet juice they develop truly medicinal properties.

It is so because fermentation greatly improves digestibility of minerals and vitamins present in beets effectively increasing their content.

Lactic Acid Bacteria responsible for the fermentation process are well known for their ability to improve functioning of digestive system.

Additionally byproducts of fermentation include natural antibiotics and substances that prevents accumulation and formation of numerous carcinogenic substances.

Aside from its positive impact on food health qualities, fermentation improves taste as well increases shelf life removing need to use artificial preservatives.

Because medicinal qualities of beet juice were confirmed by numerous studies drinking it is encouraged by physicians and nutritionists to prevent number of conditions.

Blood Pressure – Group of scientists under leadership of Professor Amrita Ahluwali did prove that even single dose of beet juice can within one hour significantly reduce blood pressure. After 3-4 hours pressure decreases even further and stays on that level for about 24 hours. 

Cancer - The deep, red pigment betacyanin is a powerful antioxidant that can protect against several types of cancer. Additionally substances generated by Lactic Acid Bacteria greatly reduce formation and accumulation of numerous carcinogenic substances.

Number of studies confirmed that regular consumption of beetroot juice during cancer therapy noticeably increases effectiveness of successful recovery

Eye Health- Traditionally, beet root juice has been used to improve eye health.

Fatigue – Beet juice can serve as a healthy replacement of coffee thanks to its invigorating properties. Additionally natural and unprocessed carbohydrates found in beets are an excellent source of energy for your body.

Mental decline in elderly – A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University has shown that daily consumption of beetroot juice can promote brain health in older adults. That is because drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain preventing poor perfusion that is believed to be one of the main reason behind dementia and poor cognition.

Menstrual Problems- Beetroot juice has been shown to help correct women menstrual problems.

Stamina Increase – Recent studies by researchers of Exeter University revealed that nitrates found in beetroot reduce uptake of oxygen decreasing amount of energy needed by muscles and increasing their efficiency. Regular drinking of beet juice before physical exercise can increase workout time up to 16% thus increasing stamina.

 A-Grosik company welcomes You to try wide range of our beetroot products and to test their health properties yourselves.