Red beet is a well-known root vegetable used for food. However, it has not only nutritional value, but also medicinal value. For example, the juice of this vegetable is used to treat oncology of various localization. It is used as an additional agent in the general therapy of pathologies of this kind. Information on how to prepare and drink beet juice in case of cancer will be useful for patients who want to regain their lost health.
Composition and nutritional value of beetroot juice
The vegetable juice contains 1 g of protein, 14.1 g of carbohydrates, 0.2 g of organic acids, 1 g of fiber, 0.3 g of ash per 100 grams. Water contains 83.4 g. Caloric content is small - only 61 kcal. Fresh beet juice contains many vitamins: ascorbic acid, tocopherols, nicotinic acid, riboflavin. Minerals are represented by K, Ca, Mg, Na, Ph and Fe.
The nutritional value of beet juice lies in its proteins, easily digestible carbohydrates, vitamin compounds, mineral elements and acids of organic origin, which enter the body when this product is consumed.
Beet juice: benefits and harms in oncology
According to one of the versions of the occurrence of cancer, tumors appear in the body if breathing is disturbed in the cells. The same theory claims that if it is restored, then the growth of the tumor will stop, and it may even disappear. In the case of red beets, this effect is achieved thanks to the substance betaine, which is a pigment that stains the root vegetable in a dark red color. In large doses, it activates cellular respiration, and with the systematic use of the juice, the effect becomes noticeable quite quickly - already a month after the start of the intake. Other beet dyes - anthocyanins - also have an antitumor effect.
Regarding oncology, the benefits of organic acids of red beet can also be noted - they shift the acid-base balance in the necessary direction, thereby preventing the growth of tumors. Vitamins and mineral elements contribute to the normal course of metabolic processes, the restoration of cells and tissues, the accumulation of vital energy.
When treating cancer with beet juice, patients gradually begin to feel much better, their pain decreases, ESR and hemoglobin return to normal. Appetite and sleep improve, physical strength and working capacity return, patients can more easily tolerate the traditional oncological treatment, since the poisoning of the body caused by taking aggressive drugs and radiation decreases, they become calmer and more cheerful.
Treatment with beet juice for oncology
With such a serious disease as cancer, drinking a medicinal drink from the juice of a red vegetable should be regularly, without interruptions and for a long enough time, since it does not have a powerful effect, but works for a prolonged period. Beet juice in oncology must be drunk constantly during the treatment period, and also not to be stopped after the disease has receded - to prevent relapse.
For what types of oncology can beet juice be taken?
In the practice of using beet juice in oncology, it is noted that it works best for tumors:
But it can also be effective with tumors localized in the oral cavity, spleen, bone tissue and pancreas. There is evidence that it has a therapeutic effect in breast cancer in women, in men - it reduces the likelihood of prostate adenoma.
How to properly prepare beet juice for cancer treatment
To prepare this home remedy - beetroot juice for cancer - you will need root vegetables and appliances: a juicer or meat grinder and a piece of clean gauze. Beets should be fresh, dark red in color (the darker they are, the better) and preferably grown without the use of chemical fertilizers.
It needs to be peeled, rinsed in water, cut into pieces. Then pass them through a meat grinder or put in a juicer. Transfer the resulting mass to cheesecloth and squeeze to obtain a clear liquid. In the absence of instruments, you can simply rub the root crops on a regular grater and also squeeze the mass through clean gauze.
It is not recommended to take freshly squeezed beet juice in case of oncology - it can cause an attack of nausea and sometimes vomiting. To eliminate this effect, it should stand for about 2 hours, after which it can be used for treatment. At the same time, it is also impossible to store it for a long time - in this form it retains its properties only for 1–2 days, and even then when stored on a refrigerator shelf. This is why you should prepare as much medicine at a time as you need for the day.
Attention! If it is possible to prepare a lot of juice at once, then it must be boiled and preserved in jars. Store them in a cool, dark place. But it should be borne in mind that a boiled product is far from being as effective as a fresh one.
For oncology therapy, beetroot juice can be combined with carrot juice, yergi juice, black currant, blueberry, dark grape, lemon, horseradish and apples. You can also add infusions of herbs: sage, Japanese Sophora, St. John's wort, lemon balm and black elderberry. You can drink green tea at the same time. All these products are rich in anticancer compounds and antioxidants, so their combination with beets enhances its medicinal effect, as evidenced by the reviews of patients who took beet juice for oncology.
How to drink beet juice correctly for oncology
It is noted that at the beginning of treatment, it is necessary to drink beet juice with cancer in small portions. At the beginning of treatment, it is enough to consume only 1-2 tablespoons, but gradually the dosage should be increased and, finally, brought to the maximum volume - 0.6 liters per day. It is recommended to divide this amount into equal parts (about 100 ml each) and drink it in portions throughout the day. In addition to juice, you also need to eat 200 or 300 g of boiled root vegetables per day. They can be eaten just like that or included in various dishes.
You need to drink this medicine for oncology on an empty stomach, before eating (for half an hour) and in a warm state. Do not mix it with acidic foods or drinks.
Attention! The course of taking the juice of this vegetable for oncology is at least a year with daily use. After the end of treatment, you must continue to drink it, but in a smaller dose - 1 glass per day.
When mixing beetroot and juice of other vegetables, its share should not be less than 1/3 of the total volume. People with sensitive stomachs are advised to drink a drink with oatmeal flakes.
How to drink beet juice for stomach cancer
According to patients, it is advisable to drink beet juice for stomach cancer not just like that, but in combination with carrot juice (1 to 1). So it irritates the affected organ less, does not cause rejection. For the rest, you need to take it in the same way as with other oncological diseases.
Limitations and contraindications to the use of beetroot juice for cancer
The same substances in beetroot that make them useful for cancer treatment can become a barrier to use if a person has some underlying medical conditions. It:
- kidney stones or bladder stones (cannot be taken due to the presence of oxalic acid in roots);
- gastritis with increased acidity and peptic ulcer (due to organic acids);
- diabetes mellitus (due to the large amount of sucrose);
- hypotension (due to the vegetable's ability to reduce blood pressure);
- osteoporosis (due to the fact that the juice interferes with the absorption of calcium).
Individual intolerance to the substances of table beet and allergy to them is also a contraindication to taking medicine from beet juice against cancer.
Drinking beet juice for cancer is undoubtedly beneficial. But you need to do it in the right way and only in the prescribed doses. It should also be remembered that such a home remedy is not the only remedy that can be used to defeat the disease, so it must be combined with the classic treatment prescribed by a doctor.