POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS:
-Contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers especially colon cancer
-Antioxidant and potent inhibitor of cell mutation caused by nitrates.
-Beets purify the blood, alleviate constipation, aid the liver and promote menstruation
-Contains folate, potassium, sodium, vitamin C, A,flavinoids and manganese.
BEETS are best lightly cooked, as their anti-cancer activity is diminished by heat. Best eaten pickled, shredded in salads, soups, roasted and steamed.
BEETS have the highest sugar content of all veggies yet are very low in calories. Our daily requirement of folate is 400mcg, 1 cup of boiled BEETS contain 136mcg!
Posted on: May 30th, 2008