Health Benefits Of Beets And Beet Greens

Health benefits of beets and beet greens

Here are some great reasons why beets should be part of our diet. Did you know that Beets is perfect for those following an alkalaine diet to neutralize acidity?

1- They combat the acidity in our body with its alkalinity.
2- They battle anemia. Being rich in high quality Iron, Beets and beet leaves
regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body.
3- The copper in beets makes the iron more available to our system.
4- Help clear the arteries, (Atherosclerosis). The wonderfur crimson juice of the beet
is a powerful solvent for harmful calcium deposits which causes the hardening of
the arteries. In similar ways It also can help Varicose veins
5- It helps to lower high blood pressure OR elevates low blood pressure.
6- Beet juice inhibits the formation of cancer causing compounds specially in stomach
and colon.
7- It has been proven That drinking beet juice or eating beet roots regularly, help
to get rid of chronic constipation.
8- The choline in the beet juice detoxifies and cleanse both the liver and the entire system.
The superbcleansing virtues are exceptionaly helpful for curing ailments relating to kidney,
gall bladder and gout.

Nutritional Value Of Beets And Beet Greens

The beet leaves are bitter to taste but rich in chlorophyll, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, sodium,fiber, beta carotene and vitamins A, B and C. Beet leaves have more nutritional value than their roots and have higher content of iron than spinach. After washing The leaves gently under cold running water, they can be juiced, added to salads, steamed, and added to variety of recipes
or stuffed and cooked with rice and ground beef ( Similar to stuffed grape leaves).

Beets and beet leaves should be included in our diet as healthy food. They are highly potent in treating many ailments caused by the toxic environment we are forced to live in today. Fresh raw beets, juiced or grated on a salad are nutritionally superior to canned or cooked beets.

Important Notes:
If you have a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones ask your doctor before consuming beet roots or beetleaves.

In case of using beet juice regularly to cleanse your system, you may experience some dizziness as toxins are being eliminated from your body. Drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxic.

How do you use beets in your diet?