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Beetroot, red power from "The Earth King"
6 months ago
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Beet is known for its anti - cancer compounds and carotenoids, is a rich source of folic acid, comprising the majority of the required minerals, have great results in curing  anemia, lowers bad cholesterol...

Beetroot


 Beets, which is also called " kings from the earth " is the foods that should be consumed every day. According to its characteristics beet is one of the most nutritious foods that you can consume daily. Besides being known for its anti - carcinogens and carotenoids, beets are a rich source of folic acid and antioxidants that protect the body of premature aging.

 Rich in trace elements such as iodine, copper and selenium and vanadium, and from extremely necessary minerals containing potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron.

 Beets are used to clean the body of toxins and is a best natural remedy for the treatment of results in anemia. Moreover, beets are rich in betaine and betanin, which is particularly important for blood vessels, liver function and bile, regulating blood pressure and reducing cholesterol up to 40 percent.

Beetroot benefits

 Beneficial red root helps in the treatment of influenza and reduce the level of fat in the blood. Because of its structure has a certain amount of cobalt that participate in the production of vitamin B12, which is essential for the production of red blood cells (very rare in plant foods), beet is one of the best natural remedies for treating anemia and is especially recommended for vegetarians.

 The characteristic red color of beets comes from the plant pigment anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that prevents the spread of cancer and stimulates the renewal of blood cells ,so that the beet-root is great for protection against  X-ray and radiation and is used as a medicine in the treatment of the effects of these radiations.

 And because of the rich content of iodine,this vegetable is of significant help in the fight against atherosclerosis and slows the aging process.

 Though beets can be cooked and consumed, best is if it is eaten raw, and also you can drink beet-root juice which is very simple to prepare.

Beetroot juice

 It takes just to squeeze  beets which you can optionally add a carrot, apple, lemon... for your daily dose of health.












































































6 months ago

I make beet tea on a regular basis. To detox. Put the beets with greens in large canning pot. Add cilantro for liver. Spinach for iron. Celery. Ginger. Carrots. I drink the broth or tea all day. It is delish and so healthy. My skin glows. It stores I. Fridge for up to three days. Wonderful!

Cynthia

beets
6 months ago

Cyclists who drank a single larger serving (500 ml) of beetroot juice were able to ride up to 20% longer. That's impressive!

Dr. Oz says beets are also a natural aphrodisiac

6 months ago

I love beets,I had ordered a beet salad from a local restaurant,and they had forgotten the beets,believe it or not

I went there for dinner last night ,and made a new dish from a double order of steamed red beets, rapini ( a great italian vegie), and grilled artichokes

we called it beet supini

Thg
6 months ago

Yeah i love the thg

Glee
6 months ago

Yeah i love the thg

6 months ago

I've tried beets only once when I was a little kid. Did not like the taste of them and haven't touched them since. But since I am older now, maybe trying it again wouldn't hurt. I don't know how to prepare it but since it can be eaten raw, would I be able to put it through my juicing machine? Then maybe I can add apples to sweeten it. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

6 months ago

Love it!

5 months ago

Cynthia, I have also noticed huge skin benefits, between the beets and the pomegranate, I'm getting compliments on my skin, never before !

5 months ago

I just put out two Angel Red Pomegranates! Awesome for skin and health!

Here is one of my beet recipes
5 months ago
Borscht with a Difference

Borscht is the best way to get healthy powerfood beets filled with beta-carotenes and minerals.  into our diet. It is quick to cook, easy to vary, and enjoyed by everyone, even children.

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This is a traditional soup in Ukraine; many people from that country landed in my home city of Edmonton. 
This is my vegan version with just a few adjustments to the ingredient list.

There is one ingredient that makes this borscht special; that is fresh dill and lots of it. I garnish the soup with fresh dill at the end. The taste of sweet beets and dill is so delightful.

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These vegetables are all from my gardens or given to me from friends’ gardens, except for the dill that came from the farmer’s market.

We have included a picture of each step so you can be sure your know how its done……

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Ingredients:

2 medium beets
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, sliced into rounds
2 cups cabbage, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 cup fresh green beans, chopped
1 corn on the cob or 1 /2 cup frozen corn
2 tomatoes (optional), chopped
2 -3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sesame or almond oil
4 – 6 cups water (Make sure the vegetables are always covered with water)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Bunch of fresh dill weed, chopped (dried can be used)
Handful of parsley
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
Few drops of Stevia (optional)
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
4 teaspoons sour cream** (optional)

Directions:

1.    Cut the beets into bite size chunks.

2.    In a stock pot over medium heat, heat the oil.

3.    Sauté the onion until it is translucent.
4.    Add beets and water.
5.    Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer covered for 10 minutes.

6.    Add the carrots and cabbage, cook for another 10 minutes.

7.    Add zucchini and beans, cook for another 10 minutes.

8.    Add corn and tomatoes, cook for another 10 minutes.
9.    Add lemon juice, stevia, salt and pepper to taste.
10.  Add parsley and dill weed, turn heat off and cover; let sit 10 minutes.

12.  Serve the soup with dollops of sour cream** if desired.
Serves 4

5 months ago

Interesting recipe Diana. Thank you for sharing. I am a vegetarian and always looking for recipes to try.

5 months ago

Sally, let me know how it works for you.

5 months ago

I will Diana when I get around to doing it. I got to get the nerve to try beets again. I may even cut the recipe in half first to try.

5 months ago

Yes, make a small quanitity, even do 1/4 for your first time. Also, put less beets in and include bigger quantities of the other veg.

1 month ago

Beets are now in season where I live!