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Beets – Ancient Romans’ asphrodisiac

Long before Sildenafil (also known as the little blue pills that come in small packs of 4) was found, the Romans were considered one of the earliest civilisations to study aphrodisiac with practical application. They came up with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, such as celery, ginger, watermelon,… But beet was the most popular one as they descended from the Mediterranean sea beets in the area. According to some folklore, people originally ate their greens while roots were used in medicine. Because earliest roots’ form was very thin and they looked like parsnips.

Since then, beet juices and salads have been a supplement to enhance vitality and influence “desire“. 

 

 

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Let’s move on to the significant health benefits of beetroots.

1. Exclusively high in nutrients.

– The following nutrients found in a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked beetroot:

  • Calories: 44
  • Protein: 1.7 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI
  • Folate: 20% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDI
  • Phosphorous: 4% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 16% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI

– Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, exceptionally high in nitrates, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (extremely good for bones, liver, …) 

2. Improve athletic performance.
  • Studies showed that dietary nitrates may enhance athletic performance, which are main nutrients of beetroots.- 
  • Nitrates affect your performance physically by improving the efficiency of mitochondria – responsible component for producing energy in your cells.
  • It’s important to note that blood nitrate levels peak within 2–3 hours. Therefore, to maximize their potential, it’s best to consume beets 2–3 hours before training or competing.

 

 

3. Improve digestive health and help fight inflammation.

  • YES! Again, we have another stomach-friendly companion in our list. Beets contain betalains, which may potentially possess a number of anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Beetroot juice and beetroot extract have been shown to reduce kidney inflammation.
  • One cup of beetroot contains 3.4 grams of fiber, making beets good fiber sources.
  • Fiber bypasses digestion and heads down to the colon, where it either feeds the friendly gut bacteria or adds bulk to stool.
  • Moreover, fiber is said to reduce the risk of chronic diseases including colon cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

 

4. Anti-Aging Properties

  • Beet greens contain vitamin A and carotenoids, a decent of lutein and another potent antioxidant. These fight free radicals and can help fight wrinkles.
  • According to a Chinese study, sugar beet molasses has excellent antioxidant properties. The phenolic contents of sugar beet molasses demonstrate anti-aging properties.

 

5. Sexual Health (Here we go!)

  • Beetroots contain good amounts of boron, a mineral directly related to the production of sex hormones.

  • Beets are also relaxing. Betaine in beets relaxes your mind, and tryptophan contributes to happiness – both of which can help you get in the mood.

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    According to a Saudi Arabian study, beetroot juice can also help treat sexual weakness.

 

Legend once said that when a man and a woman eat the same beetroot, they are bound to fall in love with each other”. 

And if you try your first beetroot at Orsim Juice, you’re bound to fall in love with us forever…

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