Healthy food quickies: Beets

Beets

Why are they a great food

  • Great source of phytonutrients called betalains (giving its red colour)
  • Excellent Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and phase 2 detoxification support
  • Excellent source of folate, manganese, Vitamin C, betaine, digestive enzymes, carotenoids, potassium, copper and fiber
  • Studies show they may lessen tumor cell growth through a number of mechanisms, including inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes
  • Helps with cardiovascular health

 

Some Serving Ideas

  • Grate raw beets for a delicious and colorful addition to salads
  • Marinate steamed beets in fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh herbs
  • Add to smoothies or make a juice together with apples or carrots
  • Bake in the oven with olive oil and herbs

 

By |2018-03-02T10:17:33+04:00February 23rd, 2016|Digestive issues, Gut health|0 Comments

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