It is best consumed raw, but you can also consume it in the form of juice. Also, as The American Institute for Cancer Research, it is suggested not to overcook beetroot, steaming it for 15 minutes is more than sufficient. Experts also support the habit of drinking beetroot juice daily, as it has nitrates that convert into nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide helps widen and relax blood vessels, which results in lowering blood pressure. According to another research, people who drink 250 ml of beetroot juice every day have a lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure.