YOUR JOINTS ARE IMPERATIVEYour joints and muscular skeletal system are precious, take care of them. As we age, joints become stiffer, hips and knees lose cartilage and joints may lose minerals. So don't wait, start when you're young and vibrant and take care of your body. If you're already a master, it's not too late, add foods in your diet that support a healthy life, like beets!
THE AMAZING BEET BASICSOne cup of cooked beets contains about 60 calories. They have a decent amount of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium and iron. Beets are particularly rich in folic acid, calcium, and iron. They are a member of the chenopod family and boost energy. SUPER FOOD!
Research suggests that beets reduce inflammation, lead to weight loss, help fight cancer and reduce blood pressure. Frankly, I'm disappointed I didn't start eating them sooner. That is a tremendous number of benefits packed into one food.
REDUCE INFLAMMATION, LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND LOSE WEIGHT
The many phytonutrients found in beets function as an anti-inflammatory. People suffering from heart disease and arthritis are often times encouraged to include beets in their diet to
help reduce inflammation in their body. Beets contain a wealth of fiber -- half soluble and half insoluble. Both types play roles in fighting fat.
DETOX THE BODY AND FIGHT CANCER
HOW TO EAT YOUR BEETSMany people don't know that you can eat the fleshy root AND the greens of beets. You can slice and grill, cube and steam, slice or cube and bake or even juice them.
My favorite way is to cube and steam and serve over sautéed beet greens. I sautéed the greens with bacon and onion. Check out BEET RECIPES ON PINTEREST.
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