Benefits of Spinach & Beetroot Soup
COVID is a virus that hits the respiratory system. It affects the lungs and cripples it resulting in loss of oxygen leaving the patient gasping for breath. Although doctors and experts are doing their best trying to treat COVID patients, there is also a treatment that you can do right at your home, as recommended by experts. According to experts, spinach and beetroot soup can boost your immune system and helps the body in maintaining oxygen levels or even in the creation of oxygen in the blood.
Dr SK Pandey, Ayurveda Professor of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, University in luck now, Uttar Pradesh, tried this in some COVID patients and after the results in 40 COVID patients were successful, Dr Pandey has written to the Union Health Ministry to try this experiment on other patients as well. This could prevent patients' condition from turning serious.
How Is Spinach-Beetroot Soup Beneficial?
Dr Pandey said that the zinc, vitamin B-12, vitamin-C, calcium, etc. being given to COVID patients as part of the treatment regimen in allopathy are naturally present in spinach and beetroot. It is also rich in iron and nitric oxide. The naturally occurring nitric oxide in beetroot increases the oxygen levels.
It increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. This provides plenty of oxygen to the lungs. Also, its soup helps in the creation of red blood cells (RBC) and white blood cells (WBC). This strengthens immunity to fight against the virus.
What Happens to Your Lungs When You Get COVID Infection?
According to the expert, the arteries of the lungs begin to constrict due to COVID infection. This does not allow sufficient oxygen to the lungs. Pneumonia also occurs in this condition. As a result, water starts filling up in the lungs. In such a situation, the patient's oxygen level drops rapidly. But RBC increases by consuming spinach-beetroot soup. RBCs act as oxygen tubes to the lungs. Adequate oxygen increases the working capacity of the lungs.
The expert also said that the nitric oxide present in iron further increases the amount of oxygen in the blood reaching the lungs. In such a situation, the oxygen level of the patient does not fall.
After two years of extensive research, it was being given to correct blood circulation in the patients of neuro. It also works to open closed blood vessels. This provides sufficient oxygen to the essential parts of the body. Now, it has also been found effective in COVID patients.
How to Make The Beetroot Soup?
Boil one kg of spinach and half a kilogram of beetroot in a cooker for 10 minutes without water. Filter the boiled cubes of spinach and beetroot to use as a soup. It can be taken by adding rock salt and lemon. People who are not positive can also drink it. This will strengthen your immune system.
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