Just BEET It

By: Monica McCarthy

Beets are awesome. No question about it. Not only do they add a gorgeous splash of color to any meal or juice, they add a whole lot of nutrients to our bodies!


Loaded with folic acid, manganese, potassium, and iron, it’s no wonder that beets can help treat anemia, inflammation, circulation, and kidney stones.


Beets are also loaded with fiber, which means they are fantastic for aiding in and eliminating constipation and help out the large intestine.


Since Mother Nature knows what she’s doing, beets and carrots together are said to help balance hormones.


With all of that, how could beets do even more for our health? Well, a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, suggests Dementia could be preventable with a daily drink of beet juice!


And lets not forget, beets, as well as spinach, celery and other leafy greens, are packed with nitrates which help increase blood flow, particularly in areas of the body that need more oxygen.


Beet Bonus: Beet greens taste similar to chard and contain even more nutrients than the beet’s root, with lots of calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C.


I told you beets were awesome!

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Monica McCarthy

Monica McCarthy is a certified Holistic Healthy Lifestyle Coach specializing in the benefits of a plant-based diet. She lives in NYC with her fiance and their rescue pup.

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