The health benefits of this vegetable are un-beetable!
-Beets are low in calories, fat, and have zero cholesterol.
-Beets contain glycine betaine, a phytochemical compound that lowers homocysteine levels in the blood. High levels of homocysteines result in heart disease.
-Beets are loaded with potassium. Potassium counter acts sodium and lowers the heart rate.
-The top greens of beets contain vitamin A, antioxidant flavanoids, and carotenoids. Vitamin A helps to prmote eye health and skin while consuming flavanoids helps to prevent certain types of cancer.
-Folates contained in beets are necessary for DNA synthesis in cells.
-Beets contain minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, and iron.
-Vitamin B complexes can be found in the roots of this plant. Among them are pyridoxine (B-6), pantothenic acid (B-5), and niacin (B-3).
-Beets contain vitamin C which is known as the detox vitamin because it removes harmful free radicals from the body which helps to prevent heart disease and cancer.