Increase Nutrition to Reduce Pain
Video by Dr. John Wertish
They say eat the rainbow of colors to improve your health and decrease pain. Back pain can come from a lack of proper nutrition leading to damage to your soft tissues. By increasing your nutrition your body can heal and reduce pain. The highlight of this green drink is red beets (beta vulgaris). This root vegetable has power antioxidant levels that help reduce inflammation in the body. Beets can be cooked, fermented, pickled, roasted, ate raw, or my favorite way is to juice the vegetable. The centrifugal juicer is a wonderful way to extract the phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that can help your health and homeostasis. This style of juicing leaves out fiber, which is a health benefit, and increases the flavor from the sucrose in beets.
Here is a quote from some nutrition facts on red beets.
“The juice from beets seems to be most effective as an anti-anaemic, anti-ischemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancerogenic product. The use of red beet root products might also be advantageous for intestinal peristaltic as well as lipid metabolism optimization.”
“Beta vulgaris has been ranked among the most potent antioxidant vegetables. The results of the study of antioxidant activity of apple peel, carrot pulp, as well as light and red grapes, red beetroot peel and pulp showed that the Beta vulgaris specific effect was less than that of grapes at maximal activity. “
Try this green drink out to sweeten up your shortcut to health.
- 5 Large organic carrots
- 2 organic cucumbers
- 2 organic granny smith apples
- 2 organic peel red beats
- 2 organic bunches of celery sticks.
Prep for the centrifugal juicer
- Wash vegetables
- Brush off the root vegetables (carrots and red beats)
- Cut out the core of the granny smith apples
- Final rinse
1 ) Babarykin, D. , Smirnova, G. , Pundinsh, I. , Vasiljeva, S. , Krumina, G. and Agejchenko, V. (2019) Red Beet (Beta vulgaris) Impact on Human Health. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 7, 61-79. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2019.73007.
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