Beets are vibrant in color and have a sweet aroma like no other. They are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and contain betaine, which protects cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress.
Beets have also been found helpful in:
- Detoxifying the liver
- Reducing the chance of various forms of cancer
- Lowering blood pressure and improving overall blood flow
- Boosting stamina
- Fighting inflammation
- Recovering after a workout or run
Beets are high in nitrates, which contributes to better circulation. Nitrates have also been shown to improve endurance performance, which is why many athletes consume a lot of beets!
Featured Beverage: Beet Lemonade
Beets don’t always have to come in the form of food. Beet Lemonade is a refreshing beverage and goes great with any meal. Yielding just 130 calories, beet lemonade is low in sodium and free of fat and cholesterol.