Beets have many benefits to the body. It is claimed they have the ability to:
- clean and build the blood
- lower blood pressure
- improve circulation
- calm the nerves
- improve the health of the liver, kidneys, and bladder
- clean the intestines
- fight cancer
- improve menstrual problems
- cure anemia
Not only are raw beets a beautiful color, but they are also packed with nutrients.
Beetroots are a good source of folic acid and vitamin C, plus they contain small amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, and vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene.
Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Plus smaller amounts of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
While raw beets are mostly water and carbohydrate they also contains small amounts of all the amino acids (protein).
One 2″ (5cm) beetroot contains 35 calories.
Caution: Beet greens and to a lesser extent beet roots are high in oxalate, and are generally considered unsuitable for people following a low-oxalate diet. Anyone with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones should avoid over-consuming beetroot and beet greens.
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