10 Beet Juice Benefits You Need To Know About

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10 Beet Juice Benefits You Need To Know About

Why has the juice from this little, red, earthy root become so popular in the health world? Beets me.

Ah, vegetable humor… And we’re done.

In all honesty, beet juice benefits are unbelievable (but you better believe it!).

Beet juice contains a load of useful vitamins and minerals, can help with cardiovascular health, can slow the development of dementia and cancer and give you the energy and stamina you need to get through the day. Don’t let a long day beet you!

Sorry, sorry. We really are done with the puns now.


What Are Beets?

Beetroot, also known as golden beet, red beet, garden beet and table beet, is an earthy tasting vegetable grown and consumed all over the world. Their most common color is a dark red, but they also come in yellow and white. This colorful and flavorful produce is also rich in potassium, fiber and antioxidants.

Beets have been quite the useful little roots for about 4000 years. Their first known cultivation was found in the Mediterranean region and around 300 BC the ancient Greeks were known to eat the leafy part of the plant and give the root of it as an offering to Apollo, the sun god.

Beetroot was also used by the Romans for medicinal purposes and in 16th century Europe for food coloring and sweetener. Due to harsh rations in some places after the Second World War, pickled beets in jars were the most accessible vegetable.

Why Should I Drink Beet Juice?

Beets have long since reached the superfood level and for good reason. Beetroots can do amazing things for your health. They have tons of vitamins and minerals, help boost liver and heart health, can prevent cancer and dementia and so much more. In fact, I’ve made a list of the top 10 reasons why beet juice is amazing.

10 Reasons Why Beet Juice Is Good For You 

  1. Balances levels of good and bad cholesterol. Beetroots contain phytonutrients such as flavonoids. These phytonutrients can help lower your cholesterol. In a study done in 2011, beetroot extract showed to lower total cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) in rats.
  2. Slows development of dementia. Beets also contain nitrates which have been shown to help slow cognitive decline.
  3. Helps lower blood pressure. The nitrates in beet juice have another benefit. Researchers found that a daily dosage of beetroot juice lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It was thought that since the nitrates help to widen and relax the blood vessels, this in turn had a positive effect on blood pressure.
  4. Strengthens the heart and reduces risk of heart failure. Since beetroot juice helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, it is also incredibly beneficial to the heart. Beetroot juice can help prevent cardiovascular disease and a study showed a 13% increase in muscle power for people with heart failure who took beetroot juice.
  5. Boosts physical performance. Beetroot juice gives you that needed boost during exercise and increases plasma nitrate levels. During a study in 2012, trained cyclists took beetroot juice daily and found that their 10 kilometer time improved by about 12 seconds. Another study in 2013 showed that both physically active and inactive participants saw moderate improvements during exercise after drinking beetroot juice.
  6. Provides optimal potassium levels. Beets have a great helping of potassium. Drinking beet juice can keep your potassium levels right where they should be.
  7. Prevents cancer. Researchers found that beets have a special talent when it comes to preventing skin, lung and colon cancer. They found that this was due to the pigment betacyanins, which fights growth of cancer cells.
  8. Vitamins, vitamins and more vitamins. The list of vitamins that beets contain is extensive. To spare you the trouble of a long list, here’s a relatively short one. Iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, phosphorous and vitamin C. Vitamin C is especially great in that it’s an amazing antioxidant for your immune system and protection from free radicals.
  9. Provides energy for daily tasks. Beets have tons of good carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are just what you need to give you prolonged energy throughout the day.
  10. Good for the liver. And last but not least, beetroot has betaine, which is a substance that can help reduce fatty deposits in the liver and protect it from toxins. Studies have also shown that beetroots stimulate other functions that keep your liver healthy and happy.

Beet Juice Recipes

Beautifying Beet Juice


  • 2 beets
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 5 kale leaves
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 inch ginger


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Metabolism Beet Booster


  • 2 green apples
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 small beetroot
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 inch ginger


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Miracle Immune Beet Juice


  • 2 large beets
  • 4 long carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 2 limes
  • 2 inches ginger


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Beet Cucumber Cleanse


  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 large beet
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 small lemon


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Beet Sweet And Sour


  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 sweet apple (such as gala or red delicious)
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 1 inch ginger


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Post-Workout Beet Juice


  • 2 beets
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 handful of basil


Instructions: Process all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Beet Juice Without A Juicer

Sure, beetjuice is great and all, but what if you don’t have a juicer? Juicers can be expensive or hard to find, not to mention the counter space they hog up in your kitchen. Well don’t let that turn you away! Here are 3 easy steps to making beet juice WITHOUT a juicer:

  1. Peal and cut the beet and place the pieces in a blender to blend until smooth. You can add a splash of water if it needs a little nudge to get moving.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or pitcher and pour your beet smoothie over it. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to press the pulp down and wring out all the juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so to be sure and get the most juice out of it.
  3. Throw out the pulp and pour your juice into a glass.


And there you have it! Juicer-free beet juice.

Beet Juice Vs Powder

What’s the best way to get the most out of a beet? Juice or powder? Well, it really depends on what you’re looking for.

Both beet juice and beet juice powder are fat-free. However, beet juice generally has around 10 times more calories than beet juice powder, so that’s something to be mentioned for sure. Beet juice also has significantly more sugar. If you’re looking for protein though, beet juice is the better source for that.

As for convenience, beet powder is the way to go since it’s quick and easy to throw into a smoothie or recipe. No clean up needed! In our Red Juice we use organic beet juice powder, which contains not only all the benefits of beets as listed above, but also includes other bonus superfoods in the mix!

Whether to use beet juice or beet juice powder really depends on what you’re using it for, and what you’re wanting to get out of it in the end.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will beet juice make your poop red?

A. Yes, it can. Especially after consuming a large amount of beet juice, you may find a surprising red color in your poop. Beet roots have red pigments called betalains that give them a dark color. Although scientists aren’t precisely clear on why betalains leave you with red poop, they think that the body fails to absorb the pigments and excrete them instead.

Q. Will beet juice stain my teeth?

A. Yes. If you’ve ever cooked with beets, you know how easily they stain your hands, knives, cutting boards, basically anything they touch. Beets can have the same effect on your teeth. However, orthodontists and dentists say that brushing your teeth within an hour of eating beets should prevent staining.

Q. Can beet juice make your pee red?

A. Yes, it can. For the same reason that some people find their poop to turn red after consuming beet root juice, as explained above, your body may also respond in a similar manner and you’ll find a red tint in your pee.

Q. Can beet juice be frozen?

A. Yes. As with all juices, beet juice is best when prepared fresh and eaten within 24 hours. However, beet juice can be frozen and kept for up to a month to be used in recipes and smoothies or just to drink.

Q. Can beet juice cause heart palpitations?

A. Yes, but rarely. Generally heart palpitations have been caused due to the beet juice being too concentrated.

Q. Where should I buy beet juice?

A. You can find beet juice at some local grocery stores. You can also find it in health food stores and online.

Q. Are beet juice and beetroot juice the same?

A. Yes! Beetroot simply refers to the root part of the beet as the leafy greens of the beetroot are also edible. However generally when referring to juice, beet juice and beetroot juice reflect the same thing.

Q. How much beet juice is too much?

A. It is possible to drink too much beet root juice, so you do have to be careful. A good baseline is 200 ml a day. It is also helpful to know that if you mix beet juice with other vegetable juice, you are less likely to experience any negative side effects.


So whether you’ve been enjoying beets since birth or you’re just beginning to learn what they are and what they can do for you, it’s time to get slurping on some beet juice! Choose one of the recipes above and try it out, or check out our Red Juice and order some for later!

Share your beet juice adventures in the comments and let us know exactly what you think, no beeting around the bush. Oops! Last pun, I promise.

Emilyn Gil

Emilyn Gil

Emilyn Gil is a 22 year old English Major at UVU. She started writing at age 6, and since then has won several awards including the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key and was featured in the Kolob Canyon Review in Cedar City. Aside from the written word, her other passions include performing in the occasional musical theater production, and playing piano, guitar, and ukulele. Some of her favorite pastimes are baking, napping, and spending time with family. She likes monkeys, homemade rolls, and the color yellow. She has traveled to Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada, and currently resides in Orem, Utah with her husband Jorge. You can find more of her work online at emilyaddn.blogspot.com or on Instagram at @emilyncan.
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