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Getting rid of acne with Diet

Would you believe that the pops on your face is internally induced?
Nigerian girl suffers acne, hormones,
source: Google
Oh well, lets just say 50% percent of the time.

I suffer cystic acne more often lately and this map had come in really handy when i plan my diet.

At first, i was scared that my organs have gone bad but more research gave me clarity. Now what i do is work my diet to provide the necessary nutrients that each organ needs to thrive very well.

BEETROOT

beetroot, smoothie, root, vegetable, food, health, vegan
Source: Google
This has been my recent discovery in the city of Calabar. My love for fresh foods and salad led me to Google.
The Aboki man that sold this to me said it was called "bitrus" (according to his pronunciation) and i went on telling my family that it was called "bitrus" (hahahaha)

Touted as one of the healthiest veggies. The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of the many varieties of the genus Beta vulgaris, all of which are mostly grown for their edible taproots and leaves. Apart from being used as food, beetroot is also used as a medicinal plant and as a food colorant.
Right from the Middle Ages, beetroot has been used not just as food, but also as a treatment for numerous conditions. Popularly known as beet,it has no known name in Nigerian local languages.

BENEFITS:

Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin foliate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defect. 
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Good For The Heart
  • Helps Prevent Cancer
  • Boosts Energy Levels
  • Good For The Liver
  • Promotes Brain Health
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Reduces Bad Cholesterol
  • Aids Digestion
  • Controls Blood Sugar
  • Fights Inflammation * what you need if you suffer acne*
  • Increases The Level Of Antioxidants
  • Has Anti-Aging Properties
  • Improves Skin Health

Selection And Storage

Yes, you sure can get a packet of fresh beets from the market. The question is – how? How do you separate the best from the rest?

Selection:

  • Pick only those beets that are small and firm and have a deep maroon coloring. They must also have unblemished skin and bright leaves (with no signs of wilting; and they can be moist too). Go for hard and firm roots – this means the beets are fresh as they are recently plucked. Avoid beets with scales or spots. And yes, the taproot must be attached.
  • If a beet is large and has a hairy taproot, keep it aside. The hairs are an indication of roughness and age. You don’t want them.
  • Your beets must be 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. A beet any larger means it will grow a tough and woody center. You don’t want that, either. Smaller beets are best. They are tender and sweet.

Storage:

  • Trim the leaves 2 inches from the root as soon as you are home. Otherwise, the leaves will sap the moisture from the root. Also, do not trim the tail.
  • Store the leaves in a plastic bag separately and use them within two days.
  • You can refrigerate beets just like any other vegetable – in a tightly sealed plastic bag. Doing this can keep them fresh for at least 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • Cooked or canned beets can also be refrigerated up to one week.
Good stuff, isn’t it? But, you can’t keep eating beets the whole day, right? Or can you?
The dosage is as important as anything else. Which is why one must know…

How To Incorporate Beetroot Into Your Diet?

This is pretty simple.
  1. One way is to intake beet juice. You can juice the beet greens as well, as they also contain good amounts of potassium and magnesium.
  2. You can shred raw beets on your salad. Grate them finely which is my best option{cabbage, carrot, cucumber, onions, beetroot and salad-cream}.
Nutrition Facts:
PrincipleNutrient valuePercentage of RDA
Energy45 cal2%
Carbohydrates9.56 g7%
Protein1.61 g1%
Total Fat0.17 g0.5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Dietary Fiber2.80 g7%
Vitamins
Folates109 µg27%
Niacin0.334 mg2%
Pantothenic acid0.155 mg3%
Pyridoxine0.067 mg5%
Riboflavin0.057 mg4%
Thiamin0.031 mg2.5%
Vitamin A33 IU1%
Vitamin C4.9 mg8%
Vitamin E0.04 mg0.5%
Vitamin K0.2 µg0%
Electrolytes
Sodium78 mg5%
Potassium325 mg7%
Minerals
Calcium16 mg1.5%
Copper0.075 mg8%
Iron0.80 mg10%
Magnesium23 mg6%
Manganese0.329 mg14%
Zinc0.35 mg3%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß20 µg
Betaine128.7 mg
Lutein-zeaxanthin0 µg

Have you tried this before? 
How did you incorporate this into your meal?
Lots of Love
D'Beautiful Eagle


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