BEETS | Liver Regenerating, Radical Quenching, Nitrogen Rich Beets are so healthy for you it is worth considering how to get this nutrition powerhouse into your daily diet.
I, like probably many of you never ate beets and always cruised right past them in the grocery store. I don't recall anyone in my family ever having beets at a family event and in fact I don't know anyone who eats beets at all. BUT...because they are a nutrition powerhouse I recently decided I needed to get these into my daily diet.
There are many reasons to consume beets.
- Improve Homocysteine Levels
- Manage Blood Pressure
- High in Antioxidants
- Cleanses Liver
- Improves Blood Circulation
- Helps Relieve Inflammation
- Promotes Heart Health
- Aids in Detoxification
- Boosts Brain Function
- Supports Digestive Health
- High in Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
- Helps Protect Cells, Proteins and Enzymes from Environmental Stress
Beets are revered for their health-promoting properties and have many uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are rich in antioxidants, fiber, betaine, flavonoids, immune vitamins (vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin C, biotin) & minerals (Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and Zinc Vitamin)
Beets are used as a natural remedy for a variety of health challenges
- Heart weakness
- Liver toxicity
- Irregular menstruation
- Decreased libido
The beet nutrition profile is pretty impressive, with each serving packing in a good amount of folate, fiber and manganese for a low amount of calories — which help provide all these wonderful beets benefits.
One cup of raw beets (about 136 grams) contains approximately:
- 58.5 calories
- 13 grams carbohydrates
- 2.2 grams protein
- 0.2 gram fat
- 3.8 grams dietary fiber
- 148 micrograms folate (37 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligram manganese (22 percent DV)
- 442 milligrams potassium (13 percent DV)
- 6.7 milligrams vitamin C (11 percent DV)
- 31.3 milligrams magnesium (8 percent DV)
- 1.1 milligrams iron (6 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram copper (5 percent DV)
- 54.4 milligrams phosphorus (5 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (5 percent DV)
There are many ways to consume beets, you just need to find the delivery method that works for you.
Beets can be steamed, sauteed, roasted, blended or juiced. Another option would be to buy Beet Root Juice Powder.
I opted to consume beet root powder. Its fast, no mess and highly effective.
At some point I will give fresh beets a try. I love the taste of roasted vegetables so that will be my first beet project. There are so many possibilities and the internet is full of ideas. If you have never included beets in your diet, I think they are worthy of a second look.
If you are ready to feed your body this powerful health promoting nutrient, consider this Organic Beet Root Juice Powder from Microingredients. This is where I buy mine and I love it. It is super simple to add to water or a smoothie and is very mild in taste.