I sense your body will be truly grateful whenever you munch on this veggie, because it’s flavorful, simple to prepare, and packed with health promoting benefits.
This post was updated 1/8/2022
Beets are an excellent source of Copper, Fiber, and Folate. Minerals in beet greens include Iron (32% of the RDA), Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, and Phosphorous.
Beet greens are an excellent source of calcium and provide 25% of the recommended daily amount (98 milligrams per serving) of magnesium. Beet greens have a higher nutritional score than mustard greens and turnip greens, in that beet greens contain both calcium and magnesium and the other two don’t contain magnesium.
The root part of the beets, whether it's red-violet or orange-yellow contains powerful nutrient compounds or Betalains. These substances function both as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, ones that help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Beets also work to support liver health, detoxification, immune function, bone health, and blood sugar balance. Read this information if you are diabetic. Then check with your health care provider and review whether Beets are a Good Food Choice for You.
Beets help protect against heart disease, birth defects, inflammation, and oxidative damage. Read this from Dr. Andrew Weil at Stumped by Oxidative Stress?
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How to Prepare Beet Root, Stalk, and
The greens and stalk can be sautéed as you would spinach, chard, or kale. Add a drop of olive oil to your fry pan. Chop up small chunks of stem (stalk) and cook for 2 minutes until they soften. If oil has been absorbed add a few drops of water or liquid amino's (or low sodium soy sauce) to pan. Then continue cooking fresh beet greens in a matter or 2 or 3 minutes more.
Eating beets is economical and environmentally savvy. Using the whole beet plant in various ways limits the amount of food you waste and reduces garbage dumped in the landfill. Any scraps that remain can be put into your compost pile.
Note: I always eat organic beet roots and beet greens, because organic means it isn’t genetically modified or sprayed with toxic chemicals. It also isn’t grown in soil that contains chemical fertilizers.
|Ingredients are All Organic: Romaine, Beets, Red Pepper, Snap Peas, Carrots|
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