The beet is often an overlooked food, but one that packs a nutritional punch. At Ze/Lin, they like to include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their smoothies to offer maximum nutritional value, and one of their favorite foods is the beet.
Beets are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B and C, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and iron. But the benefits of beets do not simply stop there. In addition to their micronutrient content, beets offer a variety of other healthy benefits including:
• Natural detox – beets help to cleanse the liver and blood, and also help to combat several different forms of cancer.
• Sexual enhancer – the ancient Romans used beets as a natural aphrodisiac. The high concentration of boron helps to produce sex hormones, and that can lead to a better sex life.
• Improve mental health – beets contain betaine, which can help to combat depression, and they contain tryptophan, which helps to relax the mind and promotes a sense of well-being.
• Great source of energy – while beets are sugary, the sugar is slowly digested, allowing for a stable insulin output which means a steadier energy supply with no crash later.
These are just a few of the many healthy benefits of this amazing food.
With all of the benefits they offer, don’t hesitate in adding beets to your daily nutritional plan. They’re easily available all year round, which means freshness isn’t a problem. If you’re looking for a versatile food with a wide range of health benefits, just beet it!
By: James Van Dyne