The earliest signs of beet cultivation dates back to 4,000 years ago in the Mediterranean region. It’s been known as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years, and they have an array of health benefits. They are low in calories, contain no cholesterol and have the highest amount of sugar out of any vegetable.
If you are thinking about making beets a part of your diet, you’ll be reaping the following benefits:
- Beets reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by raising HDL cholesterol
- They are excellent for pregnant women because they are a good source of B vitamin folate; they help with the development of infants’ spinal column
- Counteracts certain cancers such as lung, skin and colon cancer. Beets contain betacyaninis which prevent cancerous cell growth
- The betaines in beets stimulate liver function which helps detoxify the liver
- Beets can improve muscle strength and power. They also work as a remedy for anti-aging, thanks to the folates that fight wrinkles
- Aid in digestive problems such as constipation. They can also improve metabolism, boost your immune system and fight inflammation
- Prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A, protects eyes against damaging effects of free radicals
- Boron, a mineral found in beets, increases the production of sex hormones. This allows a boost in libido, fertility, and sperm mobility
- Beets can improve energy levels; they contain a significant amount of carbohydrates which fuels the body with energy
- When it comes to strokes, the potassium in beets improves heart health. Potassium is considered a vasodilator, which means it relaxes the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure
Beets are one of my least favorite vegetables, but I am pretty impressed with what they can do for the body. If you are interested in trying some beet juice, try our Beet Performance Supplement by Red Ace. It’s new in our stores, and it’s actually quite delicious. The bottle contains 3 beets and lemon juice so it doesn’t completely taste like beets. Get your beet on and let us know what you think!
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