Beets were one of those vegetables (one of many) that I couldn’t stand growing up. Now I can’t imagine not eating or drinking them almost daily. Not only do beets taste great, but they are so incredibly good for you.
Calm anxiety and alleviate emotional heartache
Nourish yin, which calms the mind and cools you down
Low in calories
Stimulate liver function and purify the blood
High in fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus
High in tryptophan, a natural sedative
Prevent cataracts and macular degeneration
Reduce cholesterol and triglycerides
Lessen tumor cell growth
Support blood vessels
Boost immune system
Beware. Your stool and urine may turn red from consuming beets. Many of you may laugh at this warning. But several of my patients who weren’t used to eating beets have thought that they were seeing blood and rushed to the emergency room.
My favorite way is to have beets in juice with carrots, kale, parsley, ginger, cucumber, and an apple. This drink will give you energy for hours and is an excellent way to prevent colds.You can enjoy beets in soup, shredded in salads raw, or baked like a potato. Add one beet to a pureed carrot soup for extra flavor and nutrients.
Live natural. Live well.