For the Love of Beets

“If you’re not a beet lover, read on, and you soon will be.” That’s how this article introduces 6 health benefits of beets. And, well, after reading it I have to agree.

Health Benefits of BeetsFunny looking little beets 🙂

I bought beets at the market this weekend, because a friend who works in my building lauded their cancer-fighting properties. It’s been quite some time since I’ve eaten beets, but after reading that article I’m convinced I should make a dish that incorporates beets at least once a week. You can even eat the leaves!

6 Health Benefits of Beets:

  1. High Boron content increases your human sex hormones. Vitality much? It’s only healthy 😉
  2. Vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorous, iron, vitamins A, B, and C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, folic acid, and much more. Just wow.
  3. Cancer-preventing, detoxifying, cleansing. Call it what you want. Bottom line: if you like to drink a lot, balance it out with eating loads of beets! It cleanses the liver like a maniac.
  4. Natural anti-depressant, thanks to betaine (also found in synthetic anti-depressants) and tryptophan (you know, the turkey thing). Lowers blood pressure too.
  5. Monitor your stomach acid levels? Yeah … If your pee is pink after eating beets, your stomach acid is low and you need to eat more beets to increase the strength of your digestion!
  6. Low calorie, high but slow-release sugar content provides a long-lasting source of energy.

I plan to research some beet recipes. I’ll try them out and if they’re any good I’ll be sure to post about them! 🙂




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