This tuber (also called beetroot or beets) boasts amazing health benefits. Vegetarians and vegans especially love beets because they are rich in iron and folic acid; however, several other properties make beets a great addition to any healthy diet. Want to know what those properties are?
Beets contain a substance called betalain, which helps remove harmful toxins from your body. It also helps support healthy liver function, preventing it from getting overloaded.
Great for the blood
Beets are also well-known blood purifiers. Red beet contains a lot of iron, which regenerates blood cells and improves blood supply to the organs and extremities.
Due to their detoxifying properties, beets are an overall anti-cancer superfood, especially powerful in preventing colon cancer. In fact, all fruits and vegetables are natural cancer fighters, which is why it is so important to eat your greens every day.
Control your cholesterol with beets
Lots of studies have been done which suggest that beets reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels in the body.
One of the best things about beets is that, due to their high level of antioxidants, they prevent oxidative stress. This helps your body to protect you from illness and also allows you to enjoy a great feeling of well-being.
Improve your blood circulation
Beets also dissolve inorganic calcium deposits and are therefore very useful if you have hypertension, heart problems and varicose veins.
Build better resistance
Beets’ nitrate content reduces the consumption of oxygen which in turn reduces fatigue and increases resistance.
Provides a feeling of satiety
If you need to lose a few pounds, beets are perfect for you. Due to their high fiber and nutrient content, beets can help you lose weight. Beets absorb a lot of water in the stomach, increasing the amount of space it takes up in your digestive tract, which makes us feel fuller faster.
In conclusion, we know that beets are vegetables with a unique flavor and specific characteristics, which some people don’t like. But once you see their multiple benefits, you’ll know that it’s well worth it to incorporate beets into your diet and discover new ways to prepare them. You can add them to soups, salads, vegetable mayonnaise, or juices.
Our health is our responsibility and we should make as many positive changes to our diet as possible in order to be healthy and have better energy.
Now that you know about the health benefits of beets, do you like them more? Does your family like beets? As always, we would love for you to share your ideas and beet recipes with us. Many thanks!
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