Top 10 Benefits of Beets

  1. Availability – Beets are available year round and can almost always beGreen Tops found organic. Beets are also inexpensive and by using both the root and the tops, you can stretch them into multiple meals.
  2. How do you like them? – Beets can be prepared raw, steamed, boiled, roasted or sauteed. Don’t forget about the benefits of incorporating them into your juicing/smoothies!
  3. Folic Acid – attributes to the production and maintenance of new cells
  4. Fiber Food – Vitamins A & C combined with Niacin, calcium, iron and betacyanin. An added bonus is beets are low in calories and contain zero trans fats & saturated fats
  5.  Antioxidants – The color of beets comes from a powerful group of antioxidants called Betalains. Betalains help in areas of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and also reduces inflammation
  6. Smile – Beets contain betaine and tryptophan (amino acids) which have been used in treatments for depression and has a similar response/sensation as chocolate
  7. Nitrates – The nitrates in beets help to lower blood pressure by allowing the body to convert the nitrates into nitric oxide which helps dilate and relax the blood vessels
  8. Detoxification – Betalin pigments support the Phase2 detoxification process of the body
  9. Beet Tops – hold a higher nutrition content than the actual roots and can be prepared quickly and easily
  10. Cleanse – Beets have been shown to help cleanse the blood, clean the colon and strengthen the gall bladder & liver

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