Beetroot is a very healthy vegetable. Its usefulness is explained by the rich composition of minerals, vitamins, sugar and organic acids. Therefore, beets are often used in folk medicine for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. Beets are also effectively used in the treatment of liver diseases. We will tell you how this vegetable affects the liver, how you can use its healing properties at home, and how it is used in traditional medicine recipes.
The benefits and harms of beet juice
The use of beets for the liver and gallbladder lies in the presence of an organic substance in its composition - betaine (you can find out the chemical composition of a red root vegetable, as well as the benefits and harms of beets for human health in a separate material). Vitamin-like the substance betaine is useful in that it effectively increases the efficiency of the liver, increasing the tone of the cell as a whole, improves the process of splitting and assimilating protein foods, and prevents fatty liver. Beets also have the ability to activate the movement of bile.
The root vegetable contains flavonoids, which relax blood vessels, improve the movement of blood and bile through the liver. All this contributes to the renewal and improvement of the main function of the liver - blood filtration. In addition, beets are actively involved in the digestion of food, cleanses the body of toxins and toxins, which has a beneficial effect on the liver.
Beet juice can provide tremendous benefits to the liver when freshly squeezed... It cleanses the liver of toxins, stimulates the gallbladder and kidneys, and also helps cleanse the blood and lymph. Freshly squeezed beet juice contains a large amount of iron, which helps to increase the level of hemoglobin in the blood. Read about how to prepare and take beetroot juice in our article.
We found out whether beetroot is useful and what exactly, but we should also talk about the harmful effects of beetroot juice, which is possible if it is used incorrectly. We must not forget that the root vegetable contains oxalate salts of oxalic acid. This acid is capable of triggering kidney stones and can irritate the stomach.
Important! To avoid complications in the treatment of the liver with freshly squeezed beet juice, before starting the procedure, you must consult a doctor and undergo an ultrasound scan. Cleansing with beetroot juice in the presence of stones in the gallbladder and kidneys is strongly discouraged.
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Why is boiled root vegetable useful?
Boiled beets, like the juice of freshly squeezed root vegetables, can also be beneficial in treating the liver. Although some of the vitamins are destroyed in the process of cooking in beets, it does not lose its beneficial properties (for details on how the root vegetable is useful for human health, read here). Essential substances such as betaine, fiber and pectin are preserved during the heat treatment of the root crop. But some of the organic acids are destroyed, nitrates pass into a decoction and therefore treatment with boiled beets is considered mild and sparing than courses with freshly squeezed root vegetable juice.
Does it help with any liver disease or not?
The daily content of beets in the diet helps to prevent liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatosis, and prevents the formation of gallstones. Regular consumption of beetroot juice or broth brings tremendous benefits to the liver cells.
Regardless of the type of disease, its use is very beneficial for the normal functioning of the liver. Treatment with root vegetable juice is indicated not only for stagnation of bile, but also as a remedy for inflammatory processes of the organ. With hepatosis (fatty infiltration of the liver), the vegetable effectively cleanses the organ from fatty accumulations, restoring its work. Juice, broth, or kvass based on beets have a positive effect on their work, and there are no problems with the liver.
You can find out about the benefits of beets for cleansing the body, as well as see recipes for improving blood vessels, intestines, and liver, here.
To cleanse the liver at home, juice from freshly squeezed root vegetables, beet broths, homemade kvass, beet salads are used. Cleansing using this product does not cause any discomfort or pain. Beetroot treatment helps to remove toxins and other harmful substances from the body. In addition, root vegetable products will enrich the body with useful microelements, which are necessary to restore damaged organ tissues and normalize their functionality.
Before you start cleaning your liver with a beetroot product at home, you must first consult a doctor and undergo an ultrasound.
How to check the work of an organ?
You can check the working condition of the liver at home using boiled beets. This folk method is safe, will not cause any harm to the body and will not take much time. The liver test is quite simple: boil one small beet in the morning and eat it. If after that, after 2-3 hours, the color of the urine acquires a reddish tint, then this means that the liver cannot cope with its functions, which means it is affected and needs treatment.
Reference! If the liver is in order, then the urine will turn red only after 12-16 hours.
Before starting the course of liver treatment, you need to prepare. The day before the planned cleansing, you should abandon bakery and confectionery products, fatty and smoked foods. It is advisable to consume only light vegetarian food these days.
Prepare root vegetables in advance... They should be dense, without any damage or signs of rot. It is necessary to thoroughly rinse and dry them first.
Cleansing with kvass
Beet kvass helps to effectively cleanse the liver and gallbladder from toxins and toxins, which will ensure the normal functioning of these organs.
To make kvass, you need:
- 3 medium beets;
- 1.5 kg. Sahara;
- 2 tablespoons flour;
- 700 grams of raisins;
- 1 glass of water.
- Peel and grate vegetables or twist through a meat grinder. Transfer to a jar, add 0.5 g. sugar and add 2 tbsp. spoons with flour. This starter should be placed in a warm place for two days. Stir it several times a day. The beets will give juice, the sugar will dissolve, as a result, the resulting mass will begin to sour.
- After two days, add the remaining sugar, washed raisins and a glass of warm boiled water to the finished sourdough. In this form, the drink must be left to ferment for 7 days. The composition must be stirred throughout the day.
- A week later, the kvass will be ready. You will get about 1 liter of sweet medicinal beet kvass.
- How to cleanse the liver with this tool? You need to take kvass 1 tablespoon three times a day 30 minutes before meals. For a full course, you will need about three liters of such a drink. After a three-month break, the cleansing course can be repeated.
This method of cleansing the liver is very effective. During the year of treatment with beet kvass, the liver is not only cleansed, but also completely restored.
It is recommended to cleanse the liver with beet broth once every two weeks. (we talked in detail about the benefits and dangers of beet broth here). To prepare a drink, you will need 2 small roots and 3 liters of water.
- Put raw peeled vegetables in a saucepan.
- Pour three liters of water and put on fire. Cook vegetables for two to three hours, until they become soft and about one liter of water remains.
- Then cool the vegetables and grate.
- Put the resulting gruel back into the pan in the remaining water.
- Stir, bring to a boil and cook for twenty minutes.
- Divide the finished strained drink into five parts and take every 3-4 hours. As a result of such cleansing, the level of bad cholesterol decreases, blood pressure normalizes, and the work of the heart and kidneys improves (read about how beets affect blood pressure here).
Wellness Salad Recipe
The beet contains betaine, a unique biologically active compound that promotes the active assimilation of protein foods. That is why nutritionists advise serving meat with beetroot salad.
To make beetroot salad you will need:
- Boiled beets - 2 pcs.
- Chopped walnuts - 60 g.
- Olive oil - 1 tbsp spoons.
- Garlic -2 cloves.
- Grate boiled vegetables.
- Then add chopped walnuts, finely chopped prunes and chopped garlic.
- Season the salad with olive oil.
This salad helps the liver well, improves the functions of the gastrointestinal tract.so you can eat it every day.
As a rule, after the cleaning and preventive measures with the use of beets, relief is noticeably felt in the area of the right hypochondrium. Thanks to the beneficial healing properties of the vegetable, liver function is normalized and the general condition of the body improves.