Did you know that the benefits of beet juice include fighting cancer? In fact, beetroots have been used as a treatment for cancer in Europe for centuries. The modern interest in using beetroot as a treatment for cancer started in the 1920′s when two German doctors by the name of Farberse and Schoenenberger used beetroot to treat cancer patients.
In the early 1930’s, a Hungarian professor carried out experiments to show that beetroots improved the health of cancer patients.
According to NaturalHealth365.com this is how beet juice helps to kill cancer cells?
“Beet juice helps to detoxify as well as protect our cells with much needed (easily absorbed) nutrients and oxygen. Even athletes are beginning to understand the importance of nutrient dense liquids by incorporating beet juice into their training routines for better physical performance.
Some breakthrough studies have shown that the same characteristics in beets – which help athletes perform better – help cancer patients reverse their condition. The link between oxygen and cancer is well known and beets can increase oxygen, within the blood, by 400 percent while helping to eliminate waste products.
The Ferenczi’s Effect is named after the man that discovered a tumor-inhibiting effect of a flavonoid (betazyane) in beets – which proved that beets have the ability to increase oxygen intake within the cells, while protecting the levels of vitamin C – another great anti-cancer nutrient (1).
One of the anti-tumor effects of beetroot juice is explained by its high iron content, designed to regenerate red blood corpuscles that supply cancer cells with more oxygen. This higher oxygen content improves cellular respiration – which helps to kill cancer cells.
Beets are considered one of be best cleansing foods, and their main accomplishment in that regard is they detoxify the kidneys, liver and lymph system – while promoting the regeneration of new (healthy) cells.”
Building up your health with beet juice
Beet juice improves the function of many systems in the body, and by doing this the body is able to prevent and reverse many health conditions – including cancer. Beet juice prevents and treats anemia; it improves lymphatic circulation; supports liver function and helps to get rid of fatigue issues.
Beets are an excellent source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, folic acid, manganese, potassium and betaine – which gives beetroots their purple color. The main function of betaine is to reduce the concentrations of homocysteine in the body.
A high homocysteine level is thought to cause atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis, while harming the blood vessels. Remember, when your homocysteine levels are too high – your risk for disease is higher due to an increase in cellular inflammation.
In addition, high levels of homocysteine contribute to the rising rates of heart disease, stroke, dementia and peripheral vascular disease, while high levels are often found in breast and colon cancer patients.
Betaine helps the liver and kidneys recycle the amino acid methionine in order to maintain the body’s store of SAM-e, which is used in the body for cellular growth and repair and both of these are necessary for keeping the cells dividing in a healthy manner.
SAM-e is involved in the biosynthesis of several hormones and neurotransmitters that affect mood, and studies have shown that the elderly who suffer from osteoarthritis, depression and liver disorders usually have low levels of SAM-e.
Betaine also helps the liver process fat preventing the accumulation of fat in the liver. A fatty liver keeps the liver from functioning as it should. And, as we all know, the liver is our first line of defense against cancer and it has to be functioning properly to prevent and help reverse any cancerous condition.