Sunday, 29 October 2017

Food Therapy: Beet, the Best functional Food in Exhibited Hepatoprotective Effects

Kyle J. Norton

Beet may be considered as a functional food to protect liver against any forming of liver disorders a renowned institute proposed.

Liver diseases are class of disease characterized by disordered function of liver, including cirrhosis, hepatitis,hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non alcoholic liver disease, non-infectious liver diseases, benign liver tumor, liver cancer,......

Beet, best known as beetroot or garden beet, belonging to the amaranth family, is a perennial plant with leafy stems growing to 1–2 m tall.

According to Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Beta vulgaris Linn. (BV, Chenopodiaceae) leaves extract showed a significant effect in protect liver against hepatoxicity, measured by levels of serum markers enzymes together with antioxidants.

In vitro studies, n-butanol fraction of BV leaves (BVBF) isolated from beet, at doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg exhibited liver protective action against ethanol-induced hepatic toxicity by restorating of biochemical changes in liver tissues.

Furthermore, in carbontetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced liver toxicity injured rats, oral administrated ethanolic extract of Beta vulgaris roots exerted a profound hepatoprotective activity at doses of 1000, 2000 and 4000 mg/kg.

Moreover, in the finding of new phytochemicals isolated from beetroot, researchers found that vitexin 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (3), and vitexin 2''-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, the new compounds also exhibited hepatoportective effect at rates of 65.8 and 56.1%, respectively in rat induced liver toxicity model.

More importantly, others's newly differentiated flavonoids, 2",2"'-di-O-α-rhamnopyranosyl-vicenin II, a di-C-glycosyl flavone, and herbacetin 3-O-β-xylopyranosyl- (1"' --> 2")-O-β-glucopyranoside extracted from leaves of beet, once again demonstrated hepatoprotective effects in intoxicated rat by administration of acetaminophen.

Additionally, the newly acquired compounds of above also demonstrated hypolipidemic activity in reduced risk of liver diseases in rats with high-fat-diet.

Taking together, beet is a potent functional food with plenty liver protective phytochemicals used for prevention and treatment of liver disease.

Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.
(1) Protective role of Beta vulgaris L. leaves extract and fractions on ethanol-mediated hepatic toxicity by Jain NK1, Singhai AK.(PubMed)
(2) Hepatoprotective activity of Beta vulgaris against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats by Agarwal M1, Srivastava VK, Saxena KK, Kumar A.(PubMed)
(3) Norisoprenoids and hepatoprotective flavone glycosides from the aerial parts of Beta vulgaris var. cicla by Kim I1, Chin YW, Lim SW, Kim YC, Kim J.(PubMed)

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