Beets

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  • Beets are high in manganese (required for healthy bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas)
  • Beets are high in potassium (helps ensure healthy nerve and muscle function).
  • Foods rich in naturally-occurring nitrates, like beets, improves endurance during exercise.
  • Raw beets contain betaine, a natural anti-inflammatory that helps protect against aging and disease.
  • The phytonutrient that gives beets their rich purplish color is also an anti-cancer compound.
  • The fiber found in beets helps protect against cancer.
  • Beets are high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
  • Beets are high in the B-complex vitamin folate which when consumed by pregnant women have been shown in many studies to reduce the risk of birth defects in the baby.

Recipes:

Red beet quiche

Red beet hummus

 

 

 

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