International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Health benefits of beetroot juice
Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli
Adolescent girls are at a high risk for anemia and malnutrition. Inadequate nutrition during adolescence can have serious consequences throughout the reproductive years of life and beyond. Very often, in India, girls get married and pregnant even before the growth period is over, thus doubling the risk for anemia (Chatterjee, 2008). Beetroot juice with jaggery its high nitrate level and beta carotene content (19690 mcg/100g) have a positive impact in the mobilization of stored iron and increase hemoglobin levels of anemic person. Juice from the beet is believed to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety. It is believed to control glucose levels in cases of diabetes and improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. Beetroot juice, sometimes with Amla juice added, is used as a diuretic and eating beet is recommended in cases of gonorrhea because of the diuretic action. Beetroot juice is decrease the obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Jaggery helps in curing various menstrual problems among adolescent by providing relief from stomach pain during periods and it is richness in the iron and folates helps and prevent from anemia by maintaining the normal level of blood cells. Beetroot juice is help for the absorption of iron which increase the blood count and improve blood circulation and the oxygen carrying capacity of erythrocyte.