Beets are extremely healthy as they have potent medicinal
properties and offer relief in the case of various ailments and
The anthocyanins give them the red color and have
strong anti-cancer properties.
Moreover, beets contain betaine, which is a natural
anti-inflammatory agent that supports heart health, as well as
important vitamins and minerals including
vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, copper, magnesium,
potassium, iron, phosphorus, and iodine.
Beets boost blood flow, regulate cholesterol levels, and
support the healthy liver function.
Beets fight anemia and detoxify the body. They also decelerate
aging and protect the blood vessels. They are high in
antioxidants, cellulose, and pectin, a special type of fiber
which boosts digestion. These healthy vegetable protect against
liver disease fatty liver disease.
Beets also boost the endurance, stamina, and performance during
a workout, so they are extremely beneficial for athletes.
Beets can be eaten raw, juiced, cooked, and baked. You should
not throw away the leaves, but you can cook them as they are
rich in potassium (644 mg. per ½ a cup).
Studies have shown that the consumption of potassium-rich foods
and the elimination of sodium can lower the risk of heart
diseases and the stroke risk by 21%.
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