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Beets do the Body GOOD!!

August 27, 2017

Beet lovers rejoice!  The crap weather this year didn't hinder Freiert Farm's harvest of these lovely vitamin blasters.  Not only do beets provide great nutrition and a long list of health benefits, this versatile veggie is oh so good in salads, roasted, in soups, in smoothies...you name it!  These crimson globes just keep on givin'!!

  1. Beets are high in vitamins and minerals:  Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B, vitamin C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, folic acid. 

  2. Beets cleanse the body:  They are a known tonic for the liver.  They work as a purifier for the blood. They have been linked to the prevention of some cancers

  3. Beets help your mental health:  Beets contain betaine, the same substance used to treat certain forms of depression.  Beets also contain tryptophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being, like chocolate.  Beets can also lower your blood pressure.

  4. Beets are used as a stomach acid tester:  Here’s how it works…If you are eating a lot of beets or drinking beet juice and your pee turns pink, guess what?  You have low stomach acid.  If your pee is still clear, eat more beets (and greens).  Nutritionists use beets and beet juice to test stomach acid levels…so start managing your health today!!

  5. Beets are a high source of energy:  And, they are low in calories and high in complex carbs (good carbs that release slowly in your system to make you feel full, longer)

Check out these great recipes...

 Ina Garten's Roasted Beets

 

Beets and Greens Salad

 

 

 

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