Beets is a red vegetable and they come from the “Conditiva” cultivar group and are one of the healthiest vegetables that exists and are rich with nutrients that have extremely potent medicinal properties.
The red color of the beets is due to a pigment called anthocyanin which is also known for its powerful anti-cancer properties.
Beets also contain something called betaine, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is vital for heart health, and they are also packed with many important vitamins such as B1, B2, B12 and C and also minerals like iron, potassium, iodine, copper and magnesium.
Interesting fact about beets is that it is really helpful in maintaining and regulating cholesterol levels, it improves the function of the liver and it also boosts the blood flow which improves the heart condition!
If you suffer from anemia or if your body is full with toxins, then you should consume more beets because they are extremely helpful against those conditions. They slow down the aging process and are high in antioxidants, cellulose and pectin which is a type of fiber that helps the digestion process. This vegetable also protects you from different types of liver diseases.
Beets also can be of great use if you are an athlete because they provide you with a great stamina and endurance boost and improve your performance during a workout.
They are different ways you can consume beats, you can eat them raw, juiced, cooked it’s your decision. Also a reminder, don’t throw away the leaves from the beets because you can cook them and they can be a great source for potassium.
Research has shown that if you consume foods that are rich in potassium you eliminate the sodium and lower the risk of a stroke or a heart attack by 21%.