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Health Benefits of Beets

If you’re like a lot of people, beets were forced upon you in childhood, leading to a lifelong distaste for this extremely nutritious root vegetable. Many things about our tastes and preferences change as we grow and mature, and if beets are a food you’ve never revisited past the trauma of your early years, challenge yourself to a little taste test this week.

In case you need a little extra nudging, here are the health benefits of beets:

Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals: Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, folic acid and vitamins A, B  and C are just a few of the many nutrients, vitamins and minerals found not only in beets, but beet greens as well. That’s right, you can use the ENTIRE beet; talk about getting the most nutritional bang for your buck!

Body Cleansing: Beets help purify the blood and remove toxins from the liver, making them an excellent, whole food source of cleansing.

Lower Cancer Risk: World’s Healthiest Foods reports that “in recent lab studies on human tumor cells, betanin pigments from beets have been shown to lessen tumor cell growth through a number of mechanisms, including inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes.”

Improve Mental Health: Beets contain betaine, which is the same substance used in certain treatments of depression. It also contains trytophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of calm and well-being.

Additional Health Benefits of Beets:beets

  • Boots Energy
  • Low in Calories
  • High in Potassium
  • Anti-Inflammatory

How to Consume:

  • Add to Salads
  • Beet Soup
  • Roasted Beet Chips
  • Juice
  • Add to Smoothies

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