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finally found something to help my raynauds and joint inflammation!


thought i would share this with you all as it had helped me quite a lot! recently i have been having a beetroot and celery salad every day, and i have noticed that my raynaud's is not as severe and nor is my inflammation.


because beetroot contains high levels of nitrate which in the blood is converted to nitric oxide which widens the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure!

it also reduces inflammation that can be responsible for joint disorders and vascular disease. Phytonutrients present in beet juice can help to reduce inflammation in your body and ease any conditions that it may have caused!

and why celery?

Celery promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body. While eliminating toxins, it also prevents formation of kidney stones.

Drinking celery juice every day for a week significantly helps lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides help relax the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow normally. To be effective, drink the juice for one week, stop for three weeks, and start over.

The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.

consult your doctor before you try this :)

i hope it works for you all, fingers crossed!

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Thanks for this! We'll all be rushing out to buy beetroot (which is also high in iron) and celery (very few calories)!



your welcome! hope it works for you :D!


I love beetroot ! I am gonna have some every day !


let me know if it works for you :)!


My two favourite veggies. Yippee, I now have a serious reason to eat them. Many thanks.


your very welcome :)


This is great 2 things i lov eating...thanx.... Uzi...x


your welcome, i hope it works for you .x


Hi Imzee

My hubbie is in process of trying beetroot juice to aid his training for the Chester half marathon. Which he's running to raise funds for lupus UK. Go Hubs!

I've heard a few good reports about beetroot. The food hospital featured it last year, & Antonio Carluccio did a section on it which was on TV last friday. Olympic athletes use it apparently, so it got to be good.

It's great to hear that it's helped you so much. So I will definitely be trying it myself. I already use celery a lot in fresh, homemade juices. I've not tried beetroot yet, because of the mess. But I'll get on with it now.

Any tips on cooking it for having with salads?



wow, thats amazing! I wish him all the best with it :)

ive heard its better to have it raw, as the cooking process destroys the essential vitamins within the beetroot, so i eat it raw, i use organic beetroot and just shred it into pieces and add it in with other vegetables such as cucumber,carrots,tomato, radish, chickpeas,sweetcorn and of course celery! and i just add some balsamic vinegar to the salad as a dressing.

you could also purchase organic beetroot juice which is equally good.

i hope this answers your question!


Thank you, that sounds delicious. I will give it a try. X


Beetroot is really easy to grow. I shall enjoy eating it all the more now. I think I shall buy some celery seed now and I will let you know how it grows!


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