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And the Beet Goes On – The Health Benefits of Beets

Monday, November 13, 2017 17:31
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November 3rd, 2017

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

When it comes to healthy foods, it’s hard to beat beets. The nutrition facts for beets don’t lie. They are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are great for your health — antioxidants and fiber just to name two. Beets support heart health, liver detoxification, brain health, and much more.

If it’s been a while since you tried some fresh beets or energy-boosting beet juice, then it’s time to get back in the habit of enjoying the many health benefits of this colorful vegetable.

What Are Beets?

Beets come from the roots of beetroot plants (Beta vulgaris). All parts of the plant are edible, and many people enjoy young beet greens in salads. Even though most Americans automatically think of the richly colored red beet, there are countless other varieties including sugar beets, golden beets, and many others, each with a unique culinary profile.

What Vitamins & Minerals Do Beets Have?

Whatever kind of beet you choose, it will be packed full of health-promoting compounds and phytonutrients. Beets are rich in immune system boosting vitamins like vitamin C and have plenty of essential minerals like potassium, manganese, and iron.

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