Beets are an incredible superfood with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help fight disease, strengthen vital organs and improve athletic performance. From baking, broiling, steaming, juicing or straight up eating it raw, beets are a versatile and nutrient dense vegetable that can be integrated into your diet – any way you slice it.
Blood Builder & Detoxifier
Beets are a high-antioxidant/anti-inflammatory vegetable that contain a number of nutrients that have been shown to cleanse and detoxify. Betaine, for example, is a powerful nutrient that helps the liver eliminate toxins, and likewise, Vitamin C which helps boost your immune system and protect cells from damaging free radicals. Additionally, nitrates play a huge role in relaxing and dilating the blood, thus, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
Beets are chockfull of fiber which helps to relieve intestinal discomforts such as gas, bloating and constipation by keeping the digestive system moving and ridding the body of toxins. Side note: don’t be freaked out if your stool or urine turns pink – this is a common after-effect of eating this brightly red-colored veggie!
Beetroot juice aids in opening the blood vessels which increases the flow of oxygen throughout your body, thus, making you feel more energetic and active. By enhancing blood flow, delivery of fuel to muscles and the removal of byproducts (such as lactic acid), can contribute to improved athletic performance.