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Changes You Notice Right After Eating Beets

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Rich in vitamins A, C and B complex, beetroot is also a good source of fiber, iron, and proteins. The food, therefore, is a "nutrient bomb" that improves your vision, has antioxidant properties, boosts the immune system and can even reduce your chance of having high blood pressure, cancer, and a stroke.

While the benefits of eating beets can be felt in the long term, through constant ingestion, some other changes in the body can be noticed right after eating it.

Beet changes the color of your pee and your cheeks

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If you were ever startled when going to the bathroom and noticing the change of color in your pee or feces you have nothing to worry about in case you consumed beet recently. The reddish color, similar to blood, actually occurs when there is the discharge of carotenoids and flavonoids.

The antioxidant substances give color to the food and can be eliminated because of the acid present in the stomach. Not everyone can see the change, and that doesn't particularly mean you have any health problems.

Another "side effect" of beet consumption is reddish cheeks. The phenomenon happens because of the nitrate present in the food, which dilates the vessels and increases blood flow, changing the color of the face region, which has many vessels.

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Translated article original published on VIX Brazil, by Paulo Nobuo.