In recent times beetroot has been found to impart various exceedingly important health benefits. Beetroot contains minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, carbohydrate, protein and soluble fibre. The most important benefit is that of being a precursor for the body’s production of nitric oxide (NO). NO is responsible for dilating blood vessels which can lower blood pressure and contribute to a healthy heart. It also has positive benefits for men who need an increased blood flow to help their performance via the same pathway. As it also increases blood-flow to the brain it may be of help with those suffering from memory issues. Nitric oxide has countless important benefits for the correct operation of various metabolic pathways within the body. In Roman times beetroot was used to treat skin conditions, irregular bowel movements and as an aphrodisiac.
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Note: In some people both the urine and stool will turn red in colour while taking beetroot. This is nothing to be concerned about*. It is the beetroot colour produced by the digestion of it. Note: *If you had a red colour in your stool or urine prior to or after you have stopped taking beetroot, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Between 12 and 14 percent of the population experiences red urine and coloration of blood after consuming beetroot, according to the British Medical Journal. Known as beeturia, this coloration has no apparent consequence, according to Drugs.com.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/111678-beet-root-side-effects/#ixzz2TXt1H9A5