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11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Beetroot Juice

Beets were initially only used for their leaves. It took a while before the wonders of the beetroots themselves were discovered. Beetroots are now widely used in culinary and can be eaten in different forms: raw, boiled and even baked. Russian soup "Borscht" is probably the most popular beetroot cosine. However to get most nutrients out of your beetroots, it is best to consume them raw. Juicing is a great way to enjoy most of the health benefits raw beetroots have to offer.

It might come as a surprise to many, but beets come from the same botanic family as chard and spinach. Although most of us familiar with the red beetroot, it can be found in different colors. Besides the familiar red ones, there are also white, orange and golden beetroots.

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Beets Nutrition Info

Beets are great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Beetroots are rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, betaine and potassium.

The greens parts of beets are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, copper and calcium.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Beets and Beet Juice?

Throughout history beets and beetroots specifically were used in traditional medicine to cure different disorders. Nowadays beetroots and beetroot juice are still considered to be effective natural remedies. 

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 11 of the Health Benefits associated with Beets and Drinking Beetroot Juice:

  • Improve Blood Flow

Beets are considered to be high nitrate food. Those nitrates turn into nitrites with the help of mouth bacteria and those increase the blood flow to the1 brain.

  • Reduce Blood Pressure

High amount of nitrates in beets help to decrease blood pressure. Researches have shown that drinking two glasses of beet juice on daily basis can significantly reduce your blood pressure.

  • Detoxifies The Liver

The betaine contained in beetroots is known to support healthy liver function.

  • Treats Iron Deficiency and Anemia

Red beetroots have significant amount of iron. Consuming beetroots and drinking beet juice helps in regeneration of red blood cells. Beetroots help in preventing and treating anemia. It is also known to be good home remedy for menstrual disorders and menopause symptoms.

  • Good for Muscles

Researches have shown that drinking beetroot juice increases muscle strength and power. Many athletes start to incorporate beetroot juice into their daily regimen to achieve better athletic results.

  • Good for The Skin

Beets are considered to be a great anti-aging remedy. Thanks to the amount of folate, it fights wrinkles and other skin problems. Drinking beet juice on daily basis will help you have a healthy glowing skin.

  • Might Help in Preventing and Even Curing Cancer

Studies have shown that beetroot juice has anti-tumor effect. It is known to protect our cells and promote the regenerating of new ones.

  • Prevents Birth Defects

 The folate and folic acid found in beets helps prevent birth defects. Pregnant women are advised to consume moderate amounts of beetroot juice to fulfill the need in those compounds.

  • Helps with Constipation

Beetroot juice is known for helping with digestive problems and improve metabolism. Those strong digestive effects of beetroots make them a great natural cure for constipation.

  • Has a Positive Effect on Our Mood and Mental State

Juice made from beetroots with beet greens contains betaine and tryptophan, which have a relaxing influence on our mind. The betaine substance also used to treat depression.

  • Cures Inflammation

Beetroots contain lots of antioxidants; those improve the immune system and help fight inflammation.

Beet Juice Dangers

One of the non-harmful side effects of drinking beetroot juice is the effect it may have on your stool and urine. Be prepared as it may turn red.

Although moderate consumption of beetroot juice can help with anemia, iron deficiency and help detoxify your liver, too much beetroot juice might actually have a negative effect on all of those.

People who had kidney stones problems should avoid drinking beetroot juice.

How Much Beet Juice is Safe To Drink Each Day?

Some people are easily affected by drinking beetroot juice while other may drink much larger amounts of it without ever experiencing any side effects.

You might find different researches and medical studies recommend different daily doses of beetroot juice consumption. Most recommendations vary from 1/4 cup of beetroot juice a day to 2 cups of beetroot juice a day.

I believe it is best to start with the low dose and watch how your body reacts to it. If you don't experience any unpleasant side effects then it is safe to increase the dosage a little bit.

Beet Juice Cleanse

As it was mentioned earlier beetroot juice has powerful detoxifying properties. It helps flash toxins from different parts of our bodies. To achieve best cleansing results it is best to drink fresh detox juice at the morning. 

The detoxifying effect of beetroot juice might be too strong for some of the juicers, especially those who only starting their juicing experience. It is a good idea to mix beetroots with other vegetables to create powerful but not overwhelming detox juices

Liver Cleanse Juice Recipe

This liver detox juice is made of beetroots, apples, carrots, celery and ginger. The pectin in apples is good for digestion and helps to break down toxins. Carrots have a role in protecting the liver from harmful radicals. Celery strengthens the liver. Ginger helps the liver function better. All those together with the benefits beets have on liver detoxification make a great tasting and effective liver cleanse juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 Beetroot ( Even better if it comes with the green leaves)
  • 1 Apple
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 Piece of Ginge1r ( 1 inch thick)
beet juice recipe for liver detox

How to Choose Good Beets for the Juice?

Avoid selecting beets that look dry or have scratches or cracks on them. Look for the smooth beetroots with round shape. Smaller beets usually offer a better taste than the larger ones. Avoid beets that are larger than 3 inches in their diameter. Try to select rounded beetroots as they offer a sweeter taste. If those are red beets you are selecting go for the ones with the most vibrant color.

Try to get the beets when the greens are steel attached to them. This way you can use the greens in your juice. If the greens are steel attached to the beetroots, make sure they have dark and firm leaves with red vines on them.

Storing Beets

Beetroots can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks. You must not wash them before storing as it will reduce the maximum storing period.

The green parts of your beets can not last as long as the beetroots. If you wish to use them, store them separately in a plastic bag for only 2 or 3 days.

How to Make Beetroot Juice?

It is best to make beetroot juice while using the beetroot and the beet greens as well. Any all-purpose juicer is able to handle beetroots and beet greens. As for other vegetables a masticating juicer is the preferred one because it preserves most of the nutrients in the juicing process.

Beetroot is very powerful detoxifying vegetable. It is better to combine it with other vegetables to soften the detox effect.

Beetroot Juice Recipes

Beet and Celery Juice for Lower Blood Pressure

Effective blood pressure regulating is known to be one of the many benefits of celery juice. Mixing it with beet juice makes a powerful fresh drink for you to fight high blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 1 Beetroot 
  • 1 Apple
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Piece of Ginger ( 1 inch thick)
beets and blood pressure

Delicious Beet, Cabbage, Spinach, Orange and Broccoli Juice for Your Health

This rich juice contains lots of fruits and vegetables to fill you with various vitamins and minerals. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Beetroot 
  • A handful of Spinach
  • 1/4 Cabbage
  • 1 Broccoli Stalk
  • 1 Orange
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Simple Beet, Apple and Carrot Juice To Fight Anemia

This simple to make juice is full with vitamins and minerals. It is great for fighting iron deficiency, but it also offers lots of other health benefits. It is a great juice for your eyes, it can be used for cleansing purposes, lowering blood pressure and more. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Beetroot 
  • 2 Apples
  • 4 Carrots
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Storing Beetroot Juice

Although beetroot juice can be stored in a refrigerator for almost 3 days, it is recommended to drink it as fresh as possible. Minutes after making it, is the best time to drink beetroot juice in order to enjoy all the nutrients it has to offer.

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  • jayasrinivasan August 1, 2015, 1:46 pm

    Good had great expirence by reading this fell good and try to follow it in my rotin.

    • Dave August 1, 2015, 2:15 pm

      Hello, jayasrinivasan!
      I’m very happy you liked our tips. Thank you for your kind feedback, feel great and be healthy!

  • Vinay October 23, 2015, 4:35 pm

    I juice with two beets and two oranges thrice a week…but still confused with intake of beets per day..please tell me the adequate amount of which beets can be made..

    • Dave October 24, 2015, 9:59 am

      Vinay Hi,

      Thank you for your question. There is a lot of confusion on the web about how much of daily beet juice is it safe to drink. It seems that different people might react differently to beet juice. Some need to limit it to 1/4 glass a day, while others can drink two glasses of beetroot juice daily without experiencing any side effects. Here is a very thorough post about how much beet juice is it safe to drink, you might find interesting.

      I believe that it is best to begin with the “safest” dose when only starting to drink beet juice. Based on various articles and researches I found on the web, the safest dose for most people would be 1/4 glass a day. If you will not experience any unpleasant effects after drinking this amount of beetroot juice for a while, you can slowly increase your daily dosage. Mixing beetroot juice with other fruits or veggies ( oranges in your case) must also make it easier on your system.

      Hope I helped to clarify this issue a little bit.

  • Cayuqui November 23, 2015, 4:17 am

    I just tried it and feel better already. I am going to continue all this week and see what happens. Thank you so much!!!

    • Dave November 23, 2015, 6:16 am

      Cayuqui Hi,
      Thank you for this positive feedback. I am truly happy you are experiencing an improvement.

  • Juliah Brenda Kowiti December 13, 2015, 7:09 am

    I have been blessed much with your knowledge.I was diagonised with cervical cancer in 2013 and went on radio therapy sessions and God cleared the tumour for me.I look forward to enjoying further benefits of this beet recipe.Does beetroot and apple mixed juice reduce instances of other cancers also apart from the throat and liver cancer? am from Busia Kenya

    • Julia Bennett January 3, 2016, 9:54 am

      Hi Juliah!

      I’m glad you asked.

      Any diet that’s high in vegetables helps to reduce your cancer risk. Using the juice of highly nutritious foods like beets and apples gives more nutrition. Just be careful of the type of juice. You want all the pulp and juice because most of the minerals are bound up in the pulp. Also, bottled juices are not the best in nutrition because of the pasteurization and purification processes.

      There are no specific studies done on the mix of beets and apples. Most of what we use are a combination of studies that used just one or the other. Or that they use the whole food.Both beets and apples are implicated in helping to reduce the chances of nearly all types of cancers they have been tested for. So, you can use them as part of a healthy diet to help reduce your chances.

      Don’t go overboard, however. Too much can cause sugar problems and the beets can cause a discoloration of the skin. Stick to the recommended amounts, as we told you in the articles. And remember, they work when part of a healthy diet. They aren’t a miracle cure.

  • Laura December 28, 2015, 6:22 am

    I’ve been getting back to making smoothies, and move away from juicing for awhile. I’m wanting to get all the veggies and fruit into my system. I want to add some whole beets, instead of juicing the beet first. I’m thinking at least a half of beet should be added to the smoothies, but what would you recommend?

    Thank you,
    Laura

    • Julia Bennett January 3, 2016, 9:57 am

      Hi Laura!

      I’m glad you asked. So many people jump into making smoothies and juices with ‘super foods’ without taking into account what these foods taste like. It can turn them off healthy foods when they aren’t ready for the powerful flavors. Let me give you my experiences and recommendations.

      First, beets are a strongly flavored food. They tend to outweigh many lighter flavors, so if you use beets, know you will taste them. Conversely, if you want to cover more unpleasant flavors, beets are a good choice because they do cover so much.

      They also are very strongly colored and will color your drink. That’s not a bad thing since the healthy nutrients are what make the color.

      Keep your smoothies simple when you use beets. Seek out strong, complimentary flavors like ginger and kale. Roasted sweet potato, beet, onion, and garlic also make a warm soup-like smoothie that many people enjoy. Fennel and fennel seeds are often served with beets because it helps increase the availability of nutrients.

      And also, start small. A half of a small beet or less will allow you to get used to the flavors. Then, work your way up.

  • martin January 2, 2016, 11:30 pm

    Wow never in my world,I am a 53 yr old white Hispanic.with type 2 diabetes,high blood.pressure retain lots of water..any way.starting juicing againsty will ok been juicing like 1 month 4 days.,Wow I mean wow ok let me tell you got things to do today,haaaahazhsas.no more Blah..

    • Dave January 20, 2016, 11:43 pm

      Hello, Martin!
      I’m happy for your juicing success! Unfortunately, it’s little hard to understand what you wrote here. You can write and explain again for sure. Thank you.

  • Kulbhushan February 15, 2016, 3:25 pm

    Hi I am 35 years old.2 days back I felt BP problem. So pls suggest me how much glass of beet juice take on Daly basis and what time

    • Julia March 7, 2016, 10:22 am

      He Kulbhushan!

      I’m glad you asked.

      I assume you mean you are having blood pressure issues. If not, you’ll need to be more clear. Either way, if you are experiencing enough of this that you actually feel it, you need to see your doctor. That is our first and biggest recommendation.

      As for how much juice to take on a normal basis, that will vary. Various people have different needs and problem.

      We do not recommend more than 1 serving of beets made into juice per day. You can drink it all at once or space it out. You’ll need to listen to your digestion to know what works best. And since it is higher in sugars, we recommend earlier in the day. If you drink it late, you’ll run the risk of a sugar high when you try to sleep (which can lead to weight gain).

      If we get any more specific than that, we run the risk of harming you. This is something you should discuss with your doctor before self-treating any problem.

      Hope it helps.

  • Sandy Broen March 12, 2016, 3:30 am

    I have been suffering with BP for a number of years now, and is controlled by MEDS. I have Arthristis in my leg, and is taking MEDS such as Tramadol for pain, and IBprofen for inflammation. I don’t like taking too much medicine, but I need it for the Arthristis pain. How will beet juice be of help in controlling my BP and inflammation due to Arthristis. Please give me some sound advice, also how long does it take before the inflammation in my body with subside after beginning the beet juice. I really need to know ASAP.

    Thank You

    • Julia March 15, 2016, 3:51 pm

      Hi Sandy!

      I’m glad you asked, because several people are in your exact situation.

      This is kind of a complicated answer.

      First, the beet juice will start to work as soon as it is in your system. But, you may not feel it right away. It just doesn’t go to where you want, it goes all over your body. Some systems might need the nutrients more than your arthritic joints, so you won’t feel the relief right away.

      Plus, if beet juice is the only thing you are doing, then you won’t see much of a change if any at all. Stress, diet, and hydration all play a big part in blood pressure and inflammation issues. You’ll need to find out what in your life is causing the problems and then remove the cause.

      For example, a high-stress job causing the blood pressure can’t be cured with beet juice. Inflammation caused by wheat, soy, and processed foods can only be resolved by removed those foods.

      So, in the long run, you will be healthier for drinking beet juice. Just know it’s not a miracle, nor will it fix all the problems. As part of the solution, beet juice will help speed things along and your body will thank you for it.

  • Yangchenla Bhutia March 26, 2016, 12:39 pm

    Hello there,
    I have two major problems and you may not have answers to it but I still thought of giving it a shot.
    My monthly cycle is irregular.Sometimes a miss it for a month or a two n even if I have it,the date varies a lot.Sometimes its during the first week of the month but I could have it during the last week also.
    My another problem is with my skin.I have consulted many skin experts but I don’t see any results inspite of the expensive treatments.I am 25 years old and I have a fair complexion.My skin is very sensitive and I get a lot of whiteheads on my nose area.I prick them but they are back the next day.
    Therefore,my question is will drinking beetroot juice help me atleast to some extent?Help please.

    • Julia April 11, 2016, 1:55 pm

      Hello Yangchenia!

      I’m glad you stopped by!

      These are both serious questions and given that they are occurring together, it leads us to think there are some hormonal issues going on. We highly recommend talking to a hormone specialist to see what they can recommend.

      As for the beet juice, it will help provide lots of nutrition and more importantly: anthocyanins, betanins and vulgaxanthins.
      But don’t worry about the names, just know that these are very healthy.

      Unfortunately, they aren’t going to work miracles. You see, in the quantities that are healthy, they provide a boost. It’s not enough to overcome more serious issues.
      You’ll need a whole supporting diet in which the beet juice will help. Plus, you’ll need to figure out why your cycles are not normal, which you will need a doctor for.

      Once you know what’s going on, you’ll be able to eat the foods that support your body. You’ll find the healthy components of the beets will help clear your skin and improve your health.

      Just don’t think more is better. There is a condition called beeturia that is a reddening of the urine caused by too much beets. While not dangerous happening once or twice, over time it can cause serious kidney problems, even kidney failure.

  • md firasath ali April 19, 2016, 10:22 am

    Than k u for such a gud information

    • Dave April 22, 2016, 3:32 pm

      Thank you, Md firasath ali! You’re welcome!

  • Lucille May 3, 2016, 3:58 am

    Hi, I am 51 years old. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 2008. I am currently on one blood pressure medication which causes my joint to ache. I don’t have any other issues medically. I would like to incorporate beet juice into my diet and lower my blood pressure. How much juice should I consume daily?

    • Dave May 24, 2016, 6:53 am

      Hi, Lucille!

      Congrats on making it to 51 with only one medication! That’s a huge feat towards being healthy.

      We recommend just 1 serving of beet juice per day and to incorporate other vegetables into your regular meals. This will provide lots of nutrition for your body to fix whatever is causing the blood pressure issues.

      We do not recommend using more. This could cause other health problems that would be worse. Plus, it could cause your skin to take on a red tinge from the high amounts of antioxidants that are red in the beet. This is a condition that takes months to fix.

  • Cicily D'costa May 9, 2016, 12:15 pm

    I have low blood pressure ,anemia is it okay to take beetroot juice

    • Julia May 24, 2016, 7:04 am

      Hi Cicily.

      Thanks for asking.

      We really can’t tell you. For most people, beet root would help, as it has a good amount of iron. It’s highly nutritious and can help your immune system.

      Unfortunately, there is a small group of people that shouldn’t take beets in such a high quantity. There is a group of people with anemia who when they take beets, either as food or juiced, that it causes a kidney issue that is characterized by red urine.

      We recommend talking to your doctor to make sure you are able to take beet juice without problems. We also recommend sticking to 1 serving per day to avoid any other complications.

  • George May 16, 2016, 7:36 pm

    You say that there is a conditions call beeturia cause from drinking too much beet root which will cause serious kidney problem why is that and to .my knowledge beet root is good for so many things in the body will you explain that to me for i drink a lot of beetroot

    • Julia June 7, 2016, 8:46 pm

      Hi George! Thanks for asking.

      Beeturia is excreting red or pink urine after eating beets or foods colored with beetroot extract or beetroot pigments. The color is caused by betalain (betacyanin) pigments such as betanin. In some cases, repeated incidences can cause serious kidney problems.

      This does not happen in most people until you eat more than a serving of beets in a day, or if you use beets every day.

      For your health, we recommend no more than 1 service of beets per day, which is about ¾ of a cup of raw beets. This way, you avoid serious problems and you leave room in your diet for the 10,000 other healthy foods and nutrients.

  • Molly May 21, 2016, 8:58 pm

    Hi there is it ok to drink beet juice while pregnant and will this help in any way in preventing infant acid reflux and colic in my baby (last baby had silent reflux and colic). Many thanks

    • Julia June 7, 2016, 9:01 pm

      Hi Molly, thanks for asking.

      We actually have a post about juicing during pregnancy, I believe you can find it helpful.

      All vegetables are healthy for pregnant and breast feeding women. It’s been shown in studies that children exposed to more vegetables than processed foods before the age of 1 are more likely to enjoy vegetables as an adult and be healthier.

      You don’t want to overdo it. There are certain conditions that occur when you use too many of one type of food, and we definitely don’t want that to happen to a pregnant lady.

      We recommend that you stick to one serving of less of various types of vegetables and get in the 5 total recommend servings per day. By changing the types of vegetables you eat every day, you avoid nearly all the problems associated with excess consumption.

      We don’t know if it will prevent infant reflux or colic. You decrease the chances of reflux and colic when you consume more vegetables and fruit, but there is no guarantee that you will eliminate it.

  • pauline June 14, 2016, 12:36 pm

    is it safe to drink beetroot juice with kidney stones and gaul stones

    • Julia July 9, 2016, 7:48 pm

      Hey Pauline! I’m glad you asked.

      Beets and beet juice are not recommended for people who are prone to oxalate kidney stones. Beets contain a high amount of oxalic acid and could make your kidney stones worse.

      On the other hand, beets are fabulous for gallstones. The phytonutrients, especially the anthocyanins, are especially good at helping the liver and gallbladder expel toxins that cause congestion. Beets can help the gallbladder contract, expelling a stone.

      So, you have a big choice to make. If you have both kidney and gallstones, you may have to deal with one before the other. Always stick to the 1 serving of beets per day, because more could cause kidney damage.

  • Joe Cox June 18, 2016, 8:25 pm

    Drinking beet juice and having your coffee in AM? Any problems.? Been told coffee cancels out benefits of beet juice.

    • Julia July 9, 2016, 7:43 pm

      Hey Joe!

      We looked this up, because we really didn’t know ourselves!

      As it turns out, nobody really knows. There are no studies done on the interaction of coffee/caffeine and beets – either in juice form or whole foods.

      Here’s what we can conclude from what studies have been done.

      Most US studies on beets and beet juice never eliminated caffeine nor did they observe a difference between coffee drinkers, soda drinkers, and non-caffeine drinkers.

      Caffeine is a vasodilator, meaning it opens the blood vessels and allows more blood and oxygen to reach the cells. Beets are a vasoconstrictor, meaning it closes the blood vessels. In total, they cancel each other out.

      It is suspected, but not proven, that some components in beets are converted to nitrates in the body, and these specific forms help carry oxygen to cells, clears out toxins, and stimulates muscle performance. Caffeine also stimulates muscle performance. But, studies done in mice shows that together, they produce no more effect than nitrates alone (1) .

      Here’s what we suggest. Enjoy your coffee because you enjoy coffee, not because you get a boost. Enjoy your beet juice for the health benefits, not for the boost. See how they work for you and let us know!

  • Cici July 7, 2016, 3:23 pm

    Hello Im wondering how much beets should I use in my juicer a day for intake. And also If I make a 2 quart can I use the same juice for the whole week intake would it go bad.

    • Julia July 22, 2016, 9:19 pm

      Hey Cici!

      I’m glad you came here!

      Generally, one serving of beets is 1 cup or 220g. It’s about the size of 1 medium beet. That is enough to provide a huge amount of nutrition. But, it won’t look like much when it comes out of the juicer, so you want to bump it up with water or another type of juice.

      As for making a large amount and using it throughout the week, that’s an iffy topic. Yes, you can make up enough for the week and have it stay good if you keep it refrigerated.

      But, and here’s the kicker, beets lose much of their health benefits when exposed light and air. The oxidization of the nutrients proceeds after about 4 hours and is very rapid.

      Also, the taste goes downhill quickly. They can take on a very rancid flavor quickly once stored.

      It’s up to you. Nutritionally and taste, you lose a lot of benefits, but you save time by making it in advanced.

  • Cindy July 16, 2016, 9:52 pm

    My skin turns red after I drink or eat beets . Doesn’t hurt but just wondering if I am having a side effect.

    • Julia July 22, 2016, 9:14 pm

      Hey Cindy!

      I’m very glad you pointed this out.

      Yes, if you drink too much beet juice your skin could turn red. It sounds like you are having a reaction to the anthocyanins when your skin turns red. I would also imagine your urine and feces are also turning bright red.

      We recommend you stop drinking beet juice for several weeks. You system needs time to eliminate all the built up nutrients in your system.

      This is a very good time to catch up on the other nutrients you are missing. Having this reaction is a sign up are overdoing certain nutrients and are deficient in others. A well rounded diet would have prevented this from happening.

      Any juice that is strongly colored will have this effect and more side effects. We recommend you rotate through the various juices and not do more than 1 8oz serving per day of any juice.

  • Emiola olajide July 25, 2016, 3:21 pm

    I just want to thank you for open my eye to some things I didn’t know before. And I want to know if I can take beetroot as smoothe or is it only juice.

    • Julia August 19, 2016, 9:25 pm

      Hey, Emiola!

      I’m glad you asked!

      A juice and smoothie are very similar. In fact, many of the recipes for juicing are actually smoothies. Many smoothie recipes are actually juicing recipes. It gets confused when people start posting recipes. We actually have a post that discusses the differences, you can read it here.

      One of the great things about juices is that you eliminate much of the pulp. Smoothies tend to incorporate all those fibers and pulps. Some people like the pulp, some don’t. The one thing to keep in mind is that most of the nutrients are bound up with the fibers. If you don’t have the pulpy fibers, you miss many of the nutrients.

      So, yes, you can eat beets whole, raw, roasted, or juice them, or make smoothies. The nutrients are in all the forms. The kicker will be how many of the nutrients are available in each.

      If you have the option, switching between the different forms can actually help your digestive system keep active and healthy. You’ll get the nutrients and enjoy the ease.

      And just an FYI: if you gently roast beets before making a juice or smoothie you can eliminate some of the bitter tastes.

  • Monicah August 26, 2016, 11:04 am

    Is chewing a beet root safe. I enjoy eating it than making juice.

    • Julia September 14, 2016, 12:20 pm

      Hey, Monicah!

      Thanks for asking.

      Beetroot is perfectly safe as long as you don’t have an allergy to beets. Many people eat beets in salads and raw just as a snack. The juice is also safe when made from raw beets.

      We do suggest you cook the beets. It removes some of the bitterness and frees up many nutrients that are bound in the fibers. Also, when you make juice, roasted beets add sweetness without add many extra carbs.

  • Hafsat ibrahim August 29, 2016, 9:48 am

    Wow very interesting article, i really enjoyed it. I did a project on beetroot juice during my ND program in school which has earned me alot today bt am still confuse about the servings. Please shed more light on the servings.
    Thank you. Am from Nigeria

    • Julia September 14, 2016, 12:17 pm

      Hey, Hafsat! Thank you for the compliment!

      We recommend 8oz or 225g of beetroot juice per day per person. This is jam-packed with nutrition.

      Of course, this needs to be adjusted per person. Most people should start smaller and work up. But we don’t advise to go beyond that so that you don’t push out other nutrients.

      As an ND, you’ll have learned about what nutrients are in beets and the issues with overconsuming produce with high amounts of anthrocyanins. You also know about rotating through vegetables so you don’t create deficiencies.

  • Patrick Snell September 9, 2016, 11:42 am

    I started drinking 1 medium beet,1 apple,2carrotsand one celery stalk juiced together every morning. First week it caused me to feel a little sick. Still going and now I have no issues. Is this normal ?

    • Julia October 6, 2016, 8:09 am

      Hey Patrick!

      We think this is very normal.

      When you add an unusual and strongly concentrated new food to your diet, it can cause you to feel sick.

      As your body gets used to it, you stop having those issues.

      Looking at what you added, you had half of your daily intake of vegetables to your body within a very short period of time first thing in the morning. You shocked your body. Now, as you’ve got used to it and your body enjoys the nutrients, you should be feeling much better.

      If you don’t, this is something you should talk to your doctor about.

  • suganya September 24, 2016, 8:36 am

    Hi,i studied ur article ,it’s very useful. can u please explain how many days want to take beetroot juice to blood purify.

    • Julia October 6, 2016, 7:59 am

      Hey Suganya!

      Thank you for this positive feedback.

      Beet juice will help to clear out toxins from your body as soon as you start to drink it.

      How long it takes to completely purify your body and to remove all the toxins will depend on your health prior to drinking the beet juice, your diet, and your lifestyle.

      We recommend you continue using a moderate amount of beet juice and keep your diet as clean as possible. That way you will be able to be healthy.

  • Austin Ogbonnaya September 28, 2016, 11:43 am

    I am 38 years old. My BP is always 150/100 to 140/100 for sometime now. As soon as i started taking beetroot juice, it is now 130/90. Does consistent taking of this juice for a good period of time guarantee permanent cure?

    • Julia October 6, 2016, 7:51 am

      Hey, Austin!

      I’m glad you asked.

      Beetroot juice is not a cure for high blood pressure.

      Blood pressure will always be dynamic and based on what you were doing with your body and the food you’re eating.

      We believe that if you continue to drink beet juice in a responsible manner and keep your diet clean, you will be able to maintain a lower blood pressure.

  • Tayo October 3, 2016, 11:42 pm

    can it cure Adenoyoma

    • Julia October 18, 2016, 8:48 pm

      Hi Tayo!

      We’re glad you stopped by.

      We wish we could tell you that beetroot juice will cure adenomyosis Beetroot juice alone will not cure anything.

      We do feel that it will be beneficial to your health and help both detox your body and reduce the need for your body to be building the extra tissues.

      Beetroots offer a tremendous amount of nutrition which can help your body. Keep drinking, and try some of the other juices. They will all help feed your body so you can move closer to being healthy and happy.

  • Moses Patrick October 27, 2016, 4:50 pm

    I want to ask, can Beet root cure gastric ulcer completely?

    • Julia November 18, 2016, 10:01 pm

      Hey Moses!

      Thanks for asking.

      Beetroot itself will not cure a gastric ulcer. It takes your body time to do something like that and it needs well-rounded nutrition.

      Using beetroot juice is a way of increasing the amount of nutrients that you can take.

      Using beetroot will help you avoid a reoccurrence, but you should not think it is a permanent cure.

  • Ishwurduth Beessessur November 19, 2016, 7:03 am

    Too much of all good things are bad, we all know. The question is: how much is too much?
    Well, everyone has his/her own limits and we have to define this first of all.
    Always start small, I say one spoonful, and mix in a full glass of water. Drink slowly get used to it.

    • Julia December 11, 2016, 3:49 pm

      Hi Ishwurduth!

      That is a really good statement. And it is very hard to know how much is too much.

      We do know that going more than one serving of any of the juices we recommend on this website can have negative side effects.

      We also often recommend people start small and work their way up. If you want to know how much is too much for you, we recommend visiting a nutritionist that can look at your overall diet and be able to determine what kind of foods will work best for you.

  • Gary November 21, 2016, 4:33 am

    Does it help Male sex drive?

    • Julia December 11, 2016, 3:47 pm

      Hi Gary!

      This is a tough question.

      On they own, beets do not help any sex drive. But, because beets offer a high amount of nutrition and can help your overall health, this will help your sex drive.

      As part of a healthy diet, beetroots can really improve your overall health and ability to perform.

  • Chuck November 30, 2016, 10:32 am

    Is it normal to have red urine after drinking beet juice or eating beets?

    • Julia December 11, 2016, 3:40 pm

      Hi Chuck!

      Yes, it is very normal to have red urine after drinking beet juice or eating beets.

      If this has happened to you, we recommend cutting back on the amount of beets you consume in your diet.

      This way, you can work up to the one serving of juice per day without affecting your kidneys.

      If you continue too long with the colored urine, you risk health issues.

  • Pierre Gengan December 13, 2016, 4:02 pm

    Please I want to know if drinking beet root juice five times per week regularly can causes diabetic problems.
    I am not diabetic but am scared it causes me problems.
    I thank you in anticipation.

    • Julia January 3, 2017, 2:46 pm

      Hey Pierre!

      This is a good question.

      It is possible to cause diabetic problems with any intake of sugar.

      However, if you are drinking beet juice as part of a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables,the chances of becoming diabetic because you are drinking the beet juice is highly unlikely.

      What you can do to reduce the risk and put your mind at ease is to make sure the rest of your diet has a low carbohydrate intake. We also recommend rotating out different juices and combining the beet juice with other low carbohydrate vegetables, including celery.

      This way, your carb intake is much lower and your risk of diabetes is greatly reduced.

  • Derrick Smart December 28, 2016, 5:44 pm

    I forgot to refrigerate my bottle of beetroot juice after opening the bottle. Is it still safe to drink after almost 2 weeks?

    • Julia January 3, 2017, 2:51 pm

      Hey Derrick!

      The short answer is we don’t know.

      I suspect after 2 weeks of being in the open air, the beetroot juice is not any good.

      If there is any sign of bacteria or mold growth, discard the juice.

      If the juice is any thicker or thinner then it was originally, discard the juice.

      If it is changed color from the original, discard the juice.

      Beetroot juice is a very good medium for growing mold and bacteria, so we strongly suspect your juice is not any good.

  • Janice Maxwell January 7, 2017, 3:38 am

    hi im just about to start the liver cleansing juice,now i have lots of problems with my health.my fault grrr,so do i add water to the juice or drink as is..i have high BP.im a type 2 diabetic,bad colesteroli have fat on every organ in my body,i an so over weight so ,i think you get the over all picture here.now its time to do some thing about it,so like i said i am going to start of with the cleansing juice,do u recomend once or twice a day, i eat beetroot in my salads so i know im ok with it,oh and i am 62 years old anyway thanks for reading this

    • Julia February 5, 2017, 3:29 pm

      Hey Janice!

      Thank you for your question.

      With the health issues as you described, we recommend working with a nutritionist in order to do any cleanses or detoxes.

      Adding juices to your diet is a healthy way to get in lots of nutrients and we do recommend it.

      However with diabetes and the other health issues you described, we cannot recommend you do a detox or a cleanse without professional help.

  • alok jaiswal January 7, 2017, 5:03 pm

    I have a skin problem like itching problem..
    Is beetroot juice taking beneficial or not….
    Please suggest me…..

    • Julia February 5, 2017, 3:23 pm

      Hey Alok!

      Beetroot juice is helpful to most skin conditions, but we are unaware of it treating any specific itching problems.

      It could help reduce dermatitis and ezcema, which may reduce an itching problem.

      However, beetroot juice will not help an immune problem called Dermatographic urticaria which causes the skin to break out in hives.

      You should just talk to your doctor to discover the cause of the itching issue.

      In the meantime, beetroot juice will help your skin be healthy.

  • Guderian January 20, 2017, 11:29 am

    An excellent informative article I really appreciate the information I have a question though. I Have narcolepsy and sleep apnea which means I have low-energy on most days I take medication that is pretty effective but I would rather do it naturally what can I take in addition to beet juice that could give me optimal or maximum energy before I had these conditions I was an extremely productive and active person not being so has been a source of frustration for me I want to achieve my potential I just need the energy to get me there thank you for your time.

    • Julia February 5, 2017, 3:16 pm

      Hey Guderian!

      Thanks for the compliment. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables and quality meats will help your body to work the best it can be.

      It will also give you the best nutrition to produce the best energy.

      We recommend talking with your doctor and a nutritionist in order to balance all of the nutrients so you’re getting exactly what you need.

      It’s possible that you require more of certain type of vitamins or minerals that most people do, and a nutritional plan help with that.

      But we just don’t know that over the internet, so you will have to talk to somebody in person.

  • Paul Burley February 2, 2017, 11:20 pm

    I have been using beetroot, ginger and apple (sometimes with carrot added) for a few years on and off. I bought a masticating juicer for it. I find it amazing especially when I train. I’m a karate instructor in my own club and find it not only adds to physical ability but also mental

    • Julia March 12, 2017, 7:03 pm

      Hey Paul!

      That’s a great combination for juice.

      He provides a lot of nutrition, a little bit of sugar, and a lot of healing benefits.

      The ginger also helps reduce inflammation.

      Good luck and keep up with the juicing.

  • Deborah February 23, 2017, 1:59 pm

    Hello,

    I take beet root two times in a week and take bitter melon twice in a week. does it mean that bitter melon will dilute bet root? Also am i suppossed to mix it with water, or i take it like that?
    I will be very grateful

    • Julia March 12, 2017, 6:50 pm

      Hey Deborah!

      I’m glad you asked this question.

      The bitter melon and the beetroot will work very well together.

      They will not dilute each other, rather they enhance each other’s healing effects.

      You have the option to mix it with water or to take it as is.

      You can also mix it with other fruits and vegetables, like leafy greens. Keep up with the good work!

  • charles March 16, 2017, 3:11 pm

    can beet n carrot be cut in small pieces n eating raw without making it juice, n will it do d same work or can u cook n eat it like that? can I eat beet raw just like carrot?

    • Julia April 26, 2017, 10:12 pm

      Hey Charles!

      You can certainly eat beets and carrots raw.

      You will get the same nutrients as you would juicing.

      Juicing just makes a very convenient delivery method.

      The only downfall is that beets are hard when they are raw.

      They’re difficult to chew and take a lot of work.

      But, you don’t lose any of the benefits.

  • Luisa March 22, 2017, 4:34 pm

    i just want to know if beets can cure brain tumors?my mother was suffered from this deadful diseases.

    • Julia April 26, 2017, 10:14 pm

      Hey Luisa!

      We don’t know if beets can cure brain tumors.

      We do know they can add a tremendous amount of nutrients to your body, which can help the healing process.

      A healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fruits paired with modern medicine is certainly the right way to go.

      We wish you luck and wish we could help more.

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