Beetroot is a root vegetable, also known as ‘Beet’ or ‘Chukunder/ Chukandar.’ It is famous as a superfood as it contains essential nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, potassium, and iron. Beetroot is also rich in antioxidants that help promote the healthy functioning of the heart, and helps manage blood pressure. It is also known to have aphrodisiac properties that help improve physical desire in men and manage erectile dysfunction.
What are the synonyms of Amla?
Beetroot is also known as Beta vulgaris, Palanki, Chukunder, Chakunder, Sensira, Neysisa, Sensirayi, Bitpalang, Shakharkand, Bipfruit, Garden Beet, Red beet, White sugar beet, Foliage beet, Leaf beet, Spinach beet, Salaq, Silikh, Chakundar.
Benefits of Beetroot
1. Prevents Liver Diseases
According to ayurveda, Beets are naturally sweet and Kapha provoking. Raw beets provoke Pitta, but cooked beets are Pitta pacifying. Cooked beets transform the starches into sweeter sugars that are cooling. Beets cleanse and cool the blood and nourish the liver.
2. Improves Blood Health
3. Regulates High Triglycerides
According to ayurveda, high cholesterol is due to an imbalance of Pachak Agni (digestive fire). Beetroot helps promote Agni (digestive) due to its Ushna (hot) potency. It also reduces Ama (excess waste product) and helps in controlling high cholesterol levels in the body.
4. Regulates Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
According to ayurveda, Beetroots can be most beneficial to the Vata type for the grounding purpose. In contrast, Pitta can consume cooked beets due to their cooling nature, and Kapha can consume in a small amount due to high sugar content. Khapa and Vata types can enjoy the beet greens as well. Beetroots are rajasic in raw form and Sattvic in a cooked way.
5. Improves Athletic Performance
According to ayurveda, Beetroot helps to improve athletic performance due to its Guru (heavy) property. It also increases Kapha and makes the body healthy and strong. Regular intake of Beetroot enhances energy level and helps to maintain athletic performance.
Yes. Beetroot is considered as a superfood. It is rich in minerals such as potassium, betaine, magnesium, folate, vitamin C, and nitrates.
Yes, Beetroot increases haemoglobin production and is useful in managing iron deficiency/anaemia. This is due to the abundance of iron and folic acid in Beetroot.
Increased oxidative stress and inflammation can be responsible for obesity. Beetroot has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, Beetroot juice may be useful in the management of weight loss.
In ayurvedic view, Beetroot is Guru (heavy) in nature and takes time to digest. This gives a feeling of fullness and prevents overeating.
No, in fact, Beetroot is a great way to prevent and treat constipation. This is due to its Rechana (laxative) property. Along with this, Beetroot is also high in fiber, which adds bulk to stool and helps in easy expulsion.
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