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October 16, 2011

Food Fact of the Day: Beets

Beets strengthen and clean the blood and are a natural source of folate (helps our bodies make new cells and prevents tumors in fetuses). Due to their high glycemic Index (GI) rating, beets are great to consume after a heavy workout as they will help to restore ATP levels (energy) in the body.

Beet Facts:

  1. High in soluble fiber which lowers LDL cholesterol levels
  2. Protects against heart disease
  3. Stimulates the liver, kidney, gallbladder, spleen, and bowel
  4. Stimulates the lymphatic system (filters waste and destroys pathogens in the body)
  5. Strengthens the immune system
  6. Regulates hormones during menopause 
  7. High in iron, Vitamin A, & Vitamin C
Where can you add beets in your diet? 
To your salads, on your sandwiches, and alongside your entrees. Beets are delicious lightly steamed with a dash of olive oil and sea salt. In Denmark it is very popular to eat beets on sandwiches with liverpastej and boiled eggs. 

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