6 Things to Love About Beets
Okay, we get it. This deep red, earthy root may be intimidating to some. With a plethora of sweet fruits like strawberries, bananas and cantaloupe and a luscious array of greens like kale, romaine and spinach, why wander off the beaten path? If you’re not a beet lover now, we’ll be sure to give you some great reasons to incorporate these valuable, raw treats into your diet!
Beets provide a boost for athletes. High in natural nitrates that your body converts into nitric oxide, beets help expand blood vessels and oxygen flow to the body, giving you more energy and better performance. Studies show beets and beet juice to cause increased stamina in athletes.
Beets are a little known superfood. When you think of superfood you might imagine greens, blueberries, avocado, açaí berries, bananas, cherries and the like. Full of nitrates, B-vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, beets are just as dense and nutrient packed as better known superfoods.
Beets are natural disease fighters. Beets are considered to be one of the best foods to detoxify our body. Beets cleanse the kidneys, liver and lymph system, and help kill cancer cells. Beets have also been linked to fighting cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Beets are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins such as iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium, and plenty of other vital elements that improve your overall immune system.
Beets are delicious. Try SaraFresh Juice Tropical Beet, a mixture of fresh beets, romaine lettuce, cucumber, pineapple, kale, ginger and lime. If you weren’t convinced to try beets before, our sweet and tangy blend will tease your taste buds and leave you wanting more! Beets are also a great topping for salads and staple in some of our favorite dishes.
SaraFresh “Big Fat Beet Juice” is available by custom order – ask about our half gallon options!
Beet juice may be the best way to consume beets. Consuming raw beets (vs. cooked) you’re getting the most nutrients out of the root. Enjoying a glass of fresh beet juice provides you with phytonutrients that help prevent disease, fight free radicals and keep your immune system intact.
Beets are the love plant. Beets have been known to be a sex booster (that’s right!) and increase sexual drive among men and women. Beets contain high levels of a mineral called boron, which aids in the production of sex hormones.
What’s not to love about beats?