The latest rage in health-inducing vegetables: beets! Researchers have found that beets are extremely healthy since they have potent medicinal properties and offer relief in the case of various ailments and diseases.
The anthocyanins give them the red color and have strong anti-cancer properties while, beets contain betaine, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that supports heart health. They also contain important vitamins and minerals including vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and iodine.
Beets can boost blood flow, regulate cholesterol levels, and support the healthy liver function.
They fight anemia and detoxify the body as well as decelerate aging and protect the blood vessels. Because they are high in antioxidants, cellulose, and pectin, a special type of fiber which boosts digestion, they can protect against fatty liver disease.
Beets also boost the endurance, stamina, and performance during a workout, and are extremely beneficial for athletes.
They can be eaten raw, juiced, cooked, and baked. Don’t throw away the leaves; you can cook them as they are rich in potassium (644 mg. per ½ a cup).
Studies show 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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