In this post, I would like to answer one of these unanswered questions about, “Does Beetroot juice helps to kill cancer cells?” This is one of the questions my readers have been asking since January of this year. I have highlighted some of the nutritional values and health benefits of beetroot juice as far as cancer-fighting are concerned. Read on to learn more.
The simple answer to the question is Yes. There have been several scientific studies and clinical trials looking at the cancer-fighting benefits of beet juice. The detoxifying and disease-fighting benefits of the beetroot juice have been widely documented for health problems such as leukemia, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and tumors of the head, intestines, genitals, leg and rectum.
One study which was conducted by Jonathan Hartwell, the author of Plants Used Against Cancer, found that red beet has been used historically to treat cancerous conditions and other serious illnesses.
The power of beetroot juice in fighting cancer was first revealed by Hungarian physician Alexander Ferenczi in 1950. He achieved remarkable results after several scientific studies and clinical trials.
Dr. Ferenczi worked with several patients who had undergone radiation and chemotherapy and who were in the final stage of cancer. All of his patients responded positively after using beetroot juice for some time. He observed and recorded a clear, clinical improvement in each participant. More about this study and finding is published on keelynet.com.
After the beet treatment, another study of “red beet therapy” was conducted where cancer patients were required to consume 2 pounds of raw, mashed beets. The study echoed Dr. Ferenczi’s findings that beetroot juice can help the body fight against cancer.
The Science behind Fighting Power of Beets
Beetroot juice is rich in betacyanins, a unique anti-cancer and disease-fighting chemical. The raw beet juice also contains betalains which are powerful health-promoting phytochemicals.
Betanin, one of the most researched betalains, has been found to contain powerful detoxifying, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, lab studies found that betanin can reduce the growth of tumor cells in the testicles, prostate, breasts, lungs, nerves, stomach, and colon.
The website also predicts that there will be large-scale human studies that will prove beyond doubt the power of betanin as potent cancer reducing agent. Other scientists also speculate that various chemicals in beetroot juice work synergistically to fight and prevent cancer and other diseases.
Other Benefits of Beetroot Juice
1. Nutritional values
Beetroot juice is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C. Some of its mineral properties include phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium and potassium. All these brings many benefits in the body.
2. Anti-Aging Remedy
Beet juice is also filled with several antioxidants which revive old and worn-out skin by eliminating dead cells. They also increase detoxification in the liver which helps in slowing down the aging process.
There are several anti-aging-juice-recipes that can improve your skin health and slow down aging. Check the one we have recommended below.
Anti-Aging Beetroot Recipe
- Red beetroot – ½
- Fuji apple – 1
- Ginger – ½ in
- Lettuce – 5 leaves
- 1 whole Lemon
- Wash the red beetroot thoroughly and peel the skin.
- Cut peeled beetroot into small pieces and drop them into the juicer. There are several best juicers on the market that you can purchase for this purpose.
- Add the fuji apple, lettuce, and ginger into the juicer.
- Squeeze the lemon and add its juice into the juicer.
- Add some ice and enjoy this tasty drink.
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