Beets are surprisingly rich in many nutrients necessary for your health.
If you are looking for a way to change up your diet, you should strongly consider adding more beets to your meals. Saying that beets are an acquired taste is probably an understatement, since they have a strong, earthy flavor (and by earthy, I mean that they kind of taste like dirt).
However beets are seriously under-rated in terms of health benefits.
They are chock full of nutrients, and can easily be added to all kinds of dishes, from salads and soups to desserts. Beets are super high in iodine and can help treat thyroid disorders and anemia.
As if that weren’t reason enough, here are six other reasons to add more beets to your diet today.
Beets are super high in vitamin C, potassium, folate, and B vitamins which strengthen capillary walls and can help prevent alzheimers.
Beets contain folic acid, which aids the body in creating new cells.
Betalin is a compound that helps your body flush out toxins, and beets are chock-full
Beets can help your body slow the growth of cancer cells through antioxidants like betacyanins.
Beets can help prevent dementia and other declines in cognitive function through nitrates, which help improve the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Pectins absorb heavy metals from the body, and remove harmful bacteria from your digestive tract. Beets contain more pectin than carrots or apples.
Once you get past the earthy taste (it really is acquired), you will probably end up loving beets.
Just make sure you check your teeth afterwards, since beets have a strong tendency to turn your entire mouth red.