Health Benefits Of Beets?
When I read the benefits of beetroot, are there really great benefits in Indonesia? I read on the internet that tomato sauce reduces the risk of cancer … is that true?
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Beetroot (betroot, Conditiva vulgaris) is actually more precisely categorized as a tuber rather than a fruit. According to various literatures, beet has many health benefits. In beets, there are various nutrients, ranging from carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. Beets are low in fat, low in calories, and also free of saturated fat and cholesterol. In addition, beets are also rich in antioxidants.
Here are the benefits that can be obtained by consuming beets:
Stabilizes blood pressure Maintains heart and blood vessel health, including reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack Improve memory and concentration Maintaining healthy nerve cells, muscles Increase stamina Prevents and relieves inflammation, including in people with autoimmune or allergic disorders Prevents cancer cell formation Maintains digestive tract health , including reducing inflammation, preventing infection, constipation, etc. Beets are not widely available in our country. However, that doesn't mean it's hard to find beets. Nowadays, there are many supermarkets or fruit shops that sell beets, so you can still consume them.
In line with beets, tomatoes also have various benefits. In tomatoes, there are many antioxidants, especially lycopene, which have a good function, one of which is to prevent the growth of cancer cells. Not only that, antioxidants are also important for nourishing the heart and blood vessels, preventing premature aging, maintaining healthy skin, minimizing inflammation, and various other functions. Apart from lycopene, tomatoes also contain many other antioxidants, such as polyphenols, naringenin, and chlorogenic acid. Tomatoes are also low in calories, low in fat, but rich in carotenoids, lutein, sugar, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium.
There are various ways to consume tomatoes that you can do to get the benefits, including one of them by processing it into sauce. According to some literature, processing tomatoes into sauces can make it easier for the body to absorb the antioxidant content found in tomatoes. However, this assumption still needs to be further proven by more accurate research. Chances are, it is also safe for you to consume tomatoes in their whole form, made juice, or processed into other food ingredients.
That's all the explanation from us. For more information, you can consult directly with a nutritionist.
I hope this helps.