Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. So, let me discuss with you the amazing nutrition, health and beauty benefits of beets. Beet greens are also a great source of beet key nutrients, vitamins A and C.
Beets Contain Anti Inflammatory Properties
They are filled with anti-inflammatory plant chemicals, known as betalains. Beets are filled with anti-inflammatory plant chemicals, known as betalains, that stimulate the production of the antioxidant glutathione, which is essential for liver detoxification and purifies the blood.
Let’s discuss some nutrition facts of beets. Beets naturally contain inorganic nitrates, which your body converts to nitric oxide. Studies indicate that drinking beet juice helps with blood flow and even lower blood pressure. Beet juice helps with blood flow. If you eat beets an hour before a workout, it will help dilate your blood vessels, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your muscles.
In addition, beets also provide the body with fiber, which is good to promote bowel health. Beets are great for removing toxins from the liver that otherwise can lead to skin patches. By incorporating beets into your diet, you can help keep your skin looking radiant. They also contain collagen-building vitamin C, iron, beta-carotene, and vitamin K to defend against bruising. Beets are also great for your eye health. The greens of beets are also a great source of vitamins A and C.
Beet Nutrition Facts
BEET KEY NUTRIENTS
Antioxidants | Carotenoids (Beta-carotene) | Betalains | Phytonutrients | Folate | Vitamin C | Magnesium | Iron | Manganese | Potassium
NUTRITION REPORT OF BEETS
*Per 1 cup raw beets.
Fiber | 4g
Carbohydrates | 13g
Vitamin C | 11% DV
Folate | 37% DV
Potassium | 13% DV
Manganese | 22% DV
Riboflavin | 4% DV
Vitamin B6 | 7% DV
Copper | 11% DV
Magnesium | 8% DV
Antioxidants | Carotenoids (Beta-Carotene) | Betalains | Phytonutrients
Beets Eating Suggestions
It is best to aim for 3 oz. of brightly colored vegetables daily, either raw or steamed. Beets are great in salads, added to smoothies, baked goods, roasted, and even pickled. The leaves are great to add to salads or tossed into smoothies.
Let’s Discuss the Health Benefits of Beets!
Did you learn any amazing health, nutrition, and beauty benefits in beets? I would love to hear what your favorite beet recipe is. Let me know in the comments below.
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