Root Vegetables to Reduce Inflammation

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Root Vegetables to Reduce Inflammation

Beats and carrots have been popular in juicing because of the density of fiber and the density of water ranging from 80%-88%. The earthy flavor can be a strong flavor and you can help balance out the taste with a splash of lemon. In the video attached we use lemon juice, start with a less amount and add if the flavor profile is not your best fit. With carrots and beets, you get a sweeter flavor for your daily green drink. These root vegetables are high in vitamin A as β-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. With these nutrients you give your body the boost you need to stay healthy and out of pain. Movement is as important for our body in reducing pain. Reach out to one of our doctors on the chirohealth team and get your answers for being pain free.

“Beets are among the vegetables with the highest antioxidant content. Betalain pigments are among the antioxidants in beets and may be associated with cancer prevention.”

“Carrots, in particular, have been studied for nutritive benefits and color components and are widely considered a ‘functional food.’ The pigments in carrots serve an important role because they have been associated with reduced risks of atherosclerosis, cancer, and inflammation. Carrots have antioxidant capacity because both α-carotene and β-carotene are antioxidants, which are important to trap free radicals and fight against heart disease.”

Try this green drink out to spice up your shortcut to health.

  • ½ a red beet washed and cut
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 lemons or ¼ cut of lemon juice (modify if using concentrate)
  • 1 cup of organic strawberries
  • 1 avocado


S.A. Tanumihardjo, D. Suri, P. Simon, I.L. Goldman, Vegetables of Temperate Climates: Carrot, Parsnip, and Beetroot, Editor(s): Benjamin Caballero, Paul M. Finglas, Fidel Toldrá, Encyclopedia of Food and Health, Academic Press, 2016, Pages 387-392,

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