When it comes to food, most are nutritious and healthy. The biggest risk you\u2019d probably have to deal with is a painful and full stomach from over-indulging. With some other foods though, you have to watch your intake. So what are the good and bad effects that are present with beet consumption?\r\n\r\nLots of people enjoy eating raw beets. I know I do and here\u2019s why: Cooking destroys most nutrients, especially if you extend the period the food spends on the stove. Since you cannot eat everything raw and cooking adds the flavor to your meals, you have to strike a balance, and this is why salads are good for you.\r\n\r\nWhether you take your raw beets in your salads, slaws, blended or juiced, there are a couple of things you need to know about taking this vegetable raw. There are the positives and the negatives.\r\nPositive Effects of Eating Raw Beets\r\n\r\n \t\r\nImproving your blood pressure\r\n\r\n\r\nJust one glass of beet juice can lower your blood pressure in a couple of hours and by a few points. The nitrates in beets turn to nitric oxide in your system which then dilates your blood vessels. Better blood flow means less blood pressure for you.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nDetoxification\r\n\r\n\r\nPigments present in beets help excrete toxins from your body. This is good news for your liver and your blood.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nPacked with nutrients\r\n\r\n\r\nVitamins C and B folate, fiber, manganese, and potassium have various advantages like improving your immunity, supporting your digestion, and boosting your muscle and nerve strength.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nProviding Energy\r\n\r\n\r\nStudies reason that the energy boost you get when you take your beet juice pre-workout is due to the lowered blood pressure. The nitric oxide formed from the beet\u2019s nitrates will enhance your ability to handle high-intensity exercises.\r\nNegative Effects of Eating Raw Beets\r\n\r\n \t\r\nLow Blood Pressure\r\n\r\n\r\nIf your blood pressure is already low, then beets are not good for you because they will cause further dips in your blood pressure, and that can have dangerous effects.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nIncreased Blood Sugar\r\n\r\n\r\nOf all vegetables, beets rank highest on the sugar content. If you have any issues with your blood sugar levels, it is advisable to avoid beets or at least talk to your doctor before including them in your diet.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nExcessive Beet Intake\r\n\r\n\r\nTaking your beets in high quantities may do more harm than good. Beets are rich in magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorous. Taken in high quantities, they can accumulate in your liver and harm it along with your pancreas.\r\n\r\nHigh levels of oxalate that are present in beets may lead to gout in some cases. The high levels of nitrates can also be dangerous for pregnant women and the fetus.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nNegative reactions\r\n\r\n\r\nMany people have various reactions to all types of food, like gluten, for example. It is also possible with beets. You may experience an allergy, which may show with hives, rashes or itchiness.\r\n\r\nOther reactions may be gastrointestinal. So look out for any constipation, bloating, flatulence, and stomach discomforts when you include beet in your diet.\r\nConclusion\r\nLike many vegetables,\u00a0beets are very nutritious and healthy. However, should you notice any side effects when you take them on, don\u2019t hesitate to cut them out of your diet. To be on the safe side, consult your doctor to decide on the levels of beets that are good for you.