By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
Beets are a super healthy addition to any diet, smoothie or juice and one of my personal favorites (I have a lot of those, I know)! Why are beets so fabulous for you? They can help to lower blood pressure and improve physical performance. They are high in nutrients and antioxidants, and can help fight inflammation. Along with turmeric, beets support natural detoxification pathways and healthy bowels. There’s some indication that they can help protect against dementia and provide some anti-cancer benefits. They also taste great in juice, lending sweetness and of course, that intense color.
Note: For those taking statins or other classes of medications that can be affected by grapefruit, substitute oranges instead.
Servings: Makes 2 servings of 16-20 oz (500-600 ml)
Serving Size: 16 ounces
Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 159 mg
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 19 g
Protein: 1 g