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BEETROOT - METHYLATION

Did you know that beetroot, which promotes nitric oxide release, is rich in vitamins B and is an excellent source of betaine? Nitric oxide promotes vasodilation, important for high blood pressure; Betaine helps treat digestive issues including gastric reflux, and alongside its high vitamins B source is important to guarantee methylation, which in turn helps manage cholesterol.

The 7 nutrients which partake in methylation process includes: active folate, B6, B12, B2, magnesium, betaine and vitamin D.

Eg: SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) NB for cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive health, and detoxification, is reliant on the critical B vitamin, 5-MTHF, "active folate" or "methylfolate".

When the methylation switch is turned off (hypomethylation) and isn’t creating enough SAMe, a number of important molecules cannot be efficiently produced, including: Glutathione, Coenzyme Q10, Melatonin, Serotonin, Nitric Oxide, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, L-Carnitine, Cysteine and Taurine.

Inadequate dietary intake of methyl groups can therefore lead to high cholesterol levels through altered hepatic metabolism, which may contribute to various diseases, including coronary, cerebral, hepatic, and vascular diseases.

OTHER FOODS THAT PROMOTE METHYLATION INCLUDE:

Asparagus, avocado, broccoli and broccoli seed sprouts, brussels sprouts, leafy greens, legumes (beans, lentils and peas) and rice.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES INCLUDE

Regular physical exercise, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, stop smoking and avoid excessive coffee consumption (>5/day).

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BEETROOT SMOOTHIE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 banana

1/2 steamed beetroot/1 tsp of beetroot powder

1 cup of hemp milk

2 tbsp of soaked oats

1/2 cup of Kombucha

1 tsp of Camu Camu/Baobab powder

INSTRUCTABLES

Blend and drink immediately.

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