3. Reduced Inflammation
General inflammation is a factor in just about every disease known to man, but chronic inflammation is especially associated with diseases including arthritis, cancer, obesity, heart disease, and liver disease. Beets help reduce inflammation via red pigments called betalains. Both whole beets and beetroot juice has been shown to reduce kidney inflammation in rats.
For humans with osteoarthritis, study participants given betalain capsules made from beets reported reduced pain from the condition. Additional studies with humans are necessary to learn more, but early results convincingly link the betalain in beets with a reduction in chronic inflammation.