Beetroot as it looks, is a gorgeous red vegetable and has variety of health benefits to add to its crown. Also known as beet, it is a super veggie which will cleanse your body, purify blood, increase lactation, boost your stamina, fight infections and has anti-cancer properties. In this recipe, I will explain a simple method to prepare beetroot juice. This can support your pregnancy and feeding miraculously.
Like every other food, beetroot juice consumption has its own pros and cons . I have mentioned a few of them in the recipe. Being a pregnant or feeding mom, you need to be more careful about what you consume, as it can effect / affect your twins.
So it is better to consult with your medical practitioner before taking beetroot juice. Also discuss about how frequently you can take this.
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A simple but ideal iron booster for pregnant and feeding moms.
Wash and peel the beetroot skin
Shred the beetroot into fine pieces with a grater
Slice the tomato into small pieces
Soak the beetroot and tomato in water for an hour
After one hour use a blender to smash this mixture
Filter the pulp and extract the juice
If the juice is thick you can add some water
Your gorgeous red beetroot juice is ready.
- Bangalore tomato(Indian hybrid) will be best to use.
- If you don't like the raw beetroot smell, you can add more than one tomato.
- is rich in potassium, folic acid, calcium, silica, iron, vitamin A and Vitamin E.
- has low glycemic index which helps to stabilize your sugar levels and keep them under control.
- prevents anemia and maintains blood pressure.
- improves digestion.
- purifies blood and prevents infection.
- boosts your immunity.
- prevents birth defects.
- increases lactation
- Betaine in beets can cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or gastrointestinal issues.
- Excess intake may cause reddish stools and urine.
- Might increase possibility to develop kidney stones.
- May temporarily paralyze the vocal chords.
Please consult with your doctor before taking any new food during pregnancy/feeding.