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About Beets

  • The red pigment in beets comes from the heart healthy nutrients known as Betalains having powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Beets are very low in calories, low in fat, and have no cholesterol
  • Beets are the key ingredient in the Russian soup called Borscht
  • Eating a lot of beets can cause beeturia which is urine with a red tint and is not harmful
  • At the grocery store, select beets that are bright, solid to touch, and having a uniform shape
  • The beet is a root vegetable in the same family as swiss chard
  • Beets contain high levels of Betaine which promotes the production of feel good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin
  • Beets are loaded with healthy nutrients including magnesium, potassium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins (C, B & A), beta-cyanine, beta-carotene, and folic acid
  • Ancient Romans used beets as an aphrodisiac and the beet's high boron content supports this use
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