Beetroots became popular in glorious Roman times. This vegetable was used to treat fever, constipation, wounds, and skin problems. It was also used as an aphrodisiac.
Modern science has studied this vegetable thoroughly and its verdict is clear – there are much, much better ways to treat wounds, fever, skin problems, and low libido. Let’s leave that to the Voodoo Science.
But, when it comes to constipation, beetroot is the king. On top of that, it has been shown that drinking beetroot juice helps with elevated blood pressure due to the high concentration of nitrates. Since nitrates relax the arterial walls, they improve circulation and blood supply to muscles and brain. Scientists speculate that this phenomenon increases stamina and brain function.
Beets are full of phytonutrients, which have anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the more we cook this veggie, the weaker the impacts become. So that you know, when the vegetable is cooked to the desired palatable softness, its antioxidative qualities equal exactly to zilch… but the stool becomes softer than baby food!
Modern quacks and voodoo doctors attribute other miraculous qualities to this super red ‘superfood’, such as detoxification…
Detoxification… what the fuck is that!? I just can’t waste my time on that shit.