Beets

Beets

+ A, B, C | lowers cholesterol 40% | contains pantothenic acid for adrenal glands | + fiber, skin, genes

How to Use

raw | bake | juice

Beets’ nutritional benefits come particularly from fiber, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant-derived antioxidants. Beets have a compound called betaine. Betaine helps lower a chemical in the blood often seen with heart issues called homocysteine. Betaine is also considered an anti-stiffness nutrient. Raw beets also contain folates, needed for proper genetic properties in cells. What I like most about beets is the fact that fifteen grams of beet fiber can lower cholesterol up to forty percent! Beets have vitamins C and B, like pantothenic acid, which is important for the adrenal glands (which promote energy). Beets are also a source of vitamin A, which is needed for healthy skin. I like to bake them; prepare them by slicing the beets in half, sprinkling with Celtic Sea Salt from Selina Naturally, adding a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and cooking at 400F for an hour or until fork tender. I slice them on my daily salad.

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