Pantry Vitamins - Beets
Root beets are fraught with many useful substances. This sugar, which in the fetus is up to 10%, proteins, pectin, malic and citric acid, various vitamins, minerals in the form of iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium, there is iodine necessary for the human body.
Of greatest interest to health is beet juice. It is very useful for blood diseases, in the treatment of inflammation of the respiratory system (pleurisy, bronchitis, pneumonia), increases the protective functions of the body with a general loss of strength and exhaustion. As a diuretic, beet juice is used for kidney diseases. The high vitamin content in beets makes this product essential for scurvy.
To treat hypertension and to lower blood pressure, mixed beet and honey juice is used.
Fresh beet leaves are used externally for inflammatory processes of the skin, with bruises, treat tumors and ulcers. A decoction of beets in the form of an enema, is used for constipation. Juice of cooked beets can be instilled into the nose with a sick runny nose. Boiled beets are included in the diet of patients with diseases of the liver and gall bladder suffering from diabetes.
For the preparation of beetroot juice, root crops with a uniform, intense color, no larger than 10 cm in diameter, should be selected. Wash the beets, cook in a double boiler for 30 minutes without separating the skin. After cooling, wipe the fruit through a grater, then squeeze the juice using a press or juicer. In the resulting juice, for long-term storage add citric acid (1 liter of juice 7 g of citric acid). Then the juice is pasteurized at a temperature of +80 ° C and poured into sterile dishes, tightly closed.
With hypertension, juice is taken before meals 3 times a day, 250 g in other cases - 120 g 2 times a day.