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7 Reasons to Eat More Beets

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7 Reasons to Eat More Beets

It seems that people either love beets or they hate them. I, personally, am in the LOVE BEETs camp. I still remember the first time I ate them as a child. I wanted them every day after that. Whether you already love them, or just haven’t discovered their many marvels, here are 7 reasons to eat more beets:

1.  Beets are high in nutrients such as folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C, making them an excellent source of nutrients, and a particularly good choice for pregnant women who have higher folate needs during pregnancy.

2. In their uncooked state, beets also contain an important compound called betaine, which research has shown reduces several compounds linked to inflammation in the body. In other words, it’s a great anti-inflammatory food that helps protect us from the effects of aging and disease.

3.  Beets are one of Nature’s miracles in the prevention of cancer.  The fiber found in beets seems to increase the body’s special immune compounds that are responsible for detecting and removing abnormal cells before they can become cancerous.

Keep reading to learn about how beets help metabolize fat and more…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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7:29AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

Thanks.

11:08AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

thanks for sharing

9:32PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

I love beets, and always have with the exception when my mother would over cook them. I like my beets, all my veggies really, to still have some crunch in them. Personally, I either steam them in my steamer or bake them in the oven.

One day, I steamed some over some rice I was steaming. I had some fluorescent pink rice which was very colourful. Another time I baked them in the oven and the other veggies were likewise affected. The onions were fluorescent pink but no less tastey!

As a diabetic, beets are a root veggie and therefore on the "restrictive" list but I think it is time to have some again, especially given their anti inflammatory qualities, liver cleansing and blood cleansing abilities.

Beet greens are also good for us, although I must admit that I have found them a bit bitter.

4:16AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thank you :)

3:47AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Health is the only reason

2:04PM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Thank you for important info.

9:42AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

thanks love them

12:54AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Mmmmm yummy, Thank You :)

11:37AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you

11:51AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

I've never been a fan of beets, but reading the comments, I may have to try them pickled.

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