If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthier, then you’re in luck. Because there’s a superfood you might want to get your hands on — it’s none other than beets! This time, the vividly colored root crop underwent a makeover. Beet gummies are officially in season and it’s likely to stay that way considering their countless health benefits.
Let’s not “beet” around the bush, we all know beets are healthy.
Here are some of the beets’ benefits.
According to research that was published in 2013, a consistent month-long supplement of beet juice decreased the blood pressure of those who took part in the study. The researchers hypothesized that it’s because of beets’ high nitrate content. Therefore, when beet gummies are taken, a person’s circulatory system may improve due to the dilution of the blood vessels — this helps the heart pump blood more efficiently.
Beets’ distinct pigment is due to betalain. It’s also a phytonutrient that can reduce a person’s blood sugar levels as well as potentially regulate one’s insulin levels. Furthermore, a study by the Cambridge University Press found that along with betalain, other phytonutrients of beets can improve a person’s glucose and insulin levels.
Perhaps the most commonly-agreed conclusion from various studies is that beets can very likely improve one’s cardiovascular health. It’s found that beets can lower “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) and triglycerides; beets can also elevate “good” cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein (LDL).
Since beetroot extract or beet juice concentrate is usually just one of beet gummies’ ingredients, the addition of other super food concentrates can also aid in beet’s long list of benefits. However, just like any other supplement, beet gummies shouldn’t be a replacement for medicine. Moreover, if you’re in doubt about whether to take beet gummies or not, then it’s best to ask your physician first before incorporating them into your diet and lifestyle.
Beets just got reinvented into something sweeter, fluffier, and chewier — so far, lots of people are loving it. Beet gummies can be beneficial to those who wish to stay (quite literally) young at heart.
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