Red, sweet and very nutritious. If you thought beetroot, you got it! Vegetable scientifically known as  beta vulgaris, it belongs to the chenopodiaceae family and is very rich in nutrients, bringing many benefits to human health. It is considered a tubercle and, as it has several medicinal properties, it provides a good functioning of the body and prevents diseases such as anemia, cancer and diabetes. In addition to preventing heart, liver and stomach problems, and helping to maintain beautiful skin and weight loss, for example.Rich in minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium and magnesium, beets are low in calories, having only 40 calories in 100 grams. It also has antioxidant properties and is considered a source of fiber. The reddish color is the result of the presence of betaine, another characteristic that makes the vegetable an even stronger food.

Beetroot can still be consumed in different ways, such as raw, boiled or roasted. They can be served in salads or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Furthermore, it can be made into juice or tea. Below, we list eight benefits of infusing this vegetable.

Benefits of beet tea

  • Fights anemia: It is not just now that we know the qualities of beetroot in fighting anemia. As a rich source of iron, this vegetable helps anemic to overcome this disease that affects the production of red blood cells. Beet tea is also ideal for minimizing anemia symptoms such as dizziness and fatigue. In addition, the substance produced with this tubercle provides good oxygen circulation in the body, which facilitates deeper sleep and reduced restlessness;
  • Prevents Cancer:  Other important properties in beetroot that are kept in tea made with the vegetable are betacyanin and nitrosamine, these substances are responsible for inhibiting cancer cells in the body and reducing metabolism, which is the development of cancer cells, which affect the colon , skin and breast. Beetroot still manages to increase appetite;
  • Diabetes controls  The fibers in this tubercle help to control the levels of sugar in the human body, making it a great option for diabetics;
  • Prevents heart problems:  The vegetable has substances called carotenoids and flavonoids, which work as antioxidants that reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the production of good cholesterol (HDL). These principles help to dilate blood vessels, bringing a greater amount of oxygen to the body, lowering blood pressure;
  • Protects the liver: The consumption of alcoholic beverages or lack of protein intake form fats in the body, which are harmful to health. Beetroot has properties called betaine and methionine, which help to eliminate these fats, making the liver function better;
  • Improved digestion:  Also related to fiber, beets help digestion and improve evacuation. The vegetable is also important in triggering the nerves in the intestines and controls the amount of acid in the stomach;
  • Skin Ally:  With its antioxidant power, beetroot eliminates free radicals and is therefore beneficial to the skin. In addition, it purifies the blood, making the skin glow. The tea from this tuber is beneficial against boils and pimples, reduces inflammation in the epidermis, works as an anti-aging and helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin, protecting it from solar radiation;
  • Weight loss:  Because it has a high concentration of fiber and is low in calories, beetroot is a slimming agent and your tea also has this characteristic.

How to make beet tea?

Peel a medium-sized beetroot, wash it and leave it in a container. Meanwhile, bring to the fire a liter of water and wait for it to boil. Then pour the liquid into the beets, leave covered and wait an average of 30 minutes. After the indicated time, strain and drink several times a day. Thus, you will be ensuring a better quality of life.