The vegetable we’re going to talk about today is abundant in medicinal properties and can help you against numerous diseases and illnesses! It’s the amazing thing called beets!
They are full of anti-cancer properties and have deep red color because of the anthocyanins they contain.
Beets are also full in betaine that improves your heart health since it’s a natural anti-inflammatory agent, but also different minerals and vitamins like magnesium, vitamin B12, B1, C and B2, potassium, copper, iodine, phosphorus and iron.
This vegetable will improve the health of your liver, regulate your levels of cholesterol and improve your blood flow.
Body detoxification and anemia problems are also something that this vegetables can also treat. They will also protect your blood vessels and decrease aging. Beets are also full of pectin which is good for the digestion as well as cellulose. They can protect our organism from the fatty liver disease.
Beets improve your performance, stamina and endurance while you work out, so athletes should especially consume them.
You can eat beets baked, cooked, juiced and raw. Don’t get rid of their leaves! You can also cook them because they contain plenty of potassium. In ½ a cup of leaves, there are 644 mg. of potassium.
According to different studies, when you consume foods rich in potassium and you eliminate the sodium from your diet, you decrease the risk of stroke and heart problems by 21%.
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