As we age, our bodies face certain physiological changes. Most body functions slow down which in turn triggers numerous health problems, including vision loss, digestive issues and fat buildup in the liver.

Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies that can help us to restore our health and improve the function of all body systems. One such remedy is the beetroot.

It is a reddish vegetable with an unusual taste, filled with essential nutrients which provide countless health benefits.
Its main active compounds are tryptophan and betaine which relax the nervous system and reduce the stress levels.

Beetroot has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and it can even prevent cancer.

Here is what beetroot does to your body:

• Regulates the blood sugar
• Decreases the risk of obesity
• Prevents cardiovascular diseases
• Promotes healthy hair and complexion
• Stimulates weight loss
• Boosts the energy
• Slows down the progression of dementia
• Prevents constipation due to its rich fiber content
• Provides better sleep
• Reduces chronic inflammation
• Prevents blockage in the colon
• Eliminates fats from the liver
• Treats anemia
• Improves the eyesight

This plant is also a great source of numerous nutrients, vitamins and minerals which support the immune system and strengthen the teeth and bones. Regular beetroot intake can provide your body with:

• Calcium
• Potassium
• Zinc
• Phosphorus
• Copper
• Magnesium
• Iron
• Manganese
• Selenium
• Sodium
• Vitamin C
• Folate

Taking into consideration the mighty properties of this vegetable, today we are going to present you a recipe for a healthy beetroot salad which will give a boost to your overall health:

Ingredients:

• 2-3 beetroots
• 1 onion
• Salt
• Oil
• Vinegar

Instructions:

Peel the beetroots and cook them for about 10 minutes until they become softer. (Note that beetroots can’t become completely soft). Next, cut them in pieces and put them into a bowl. Repeat this process with the onion and then add it to the bowl. Finally, add salt, oil and vinegar.

Consume this salad on a daily basis to restore your vision, cleanse your colon and eliminate the fat from your liver.
Note that beetroot can color your stool and urine pinkish or red – a condition known as beeturia which is absolutely harmless. If you have low blood tension, control it regularly since beetroot can cause hypotension.

Beetroot is also rich in oxalates which lead to formation of crystals in the urine. Therefore, if you are susceptible to calcium oxalate stones in your kidneys, you shouldn’t consume beetroot juice.

References: Healthline