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Healthy Liver

Beets contain betaine which is amazing for your liver. It stimulates the cells and work to keep it healthy. A healthy liver can break down fats, aid weight loss and even prevent fatigue and nausea.

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"Bad" Cholesterol

The antioxidants present in beets can limit the harm that too much cholesterol in the blood can cause. Through helping prevent LDL or "bad" cholesterol from being oxidized, antioxidants help prevent the build up of harmful, artery-clogging plaque.


Anemia & Fatigue

In the 16th century, it was given as a "blood builder" to people who were pale and run down. At the time, doctors and patients may now have known why it was so efficacious, but health experts now know that the high iron content in beets can be helpful for people who suffer from anaemia and fatigue.

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Blood Pressure

Beets contain two important nutrients that can help lower blood pressure: potassium and nitrates. Potassium works with sodium to maintain the volume of blood in circulation steady. More sodium in the body means more water, more blood volume and higher blood pressure. Consuming more potassium can help to flush sodium out of our system, lowering blood pressure.

Exercise & Stamina

By widening blood vessels, the nitric oxide that comes from the naturally occurring nitrates in beets helps increase blood flow and reduces the oxygen needed by muscles, enabling them to work more efficiently. Also, beets can increase exercise performance and stamina by allowing muscles to perform the same amount of work with less oxygen.

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Prenatal Care

Folic acid is crucial to the development of a baby's spinal cord and can help prevent spinal cord defects. Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive can get 70% of the recommended Dietary Allowance of folic acid from three raw baby beets. Cooked beets have lower levels of folic acid than raw beets, but are still a good source of nutrients.

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Increased Sex Drive

Since Roman times, beets have been viewed as an aphrodisiac. It contains high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.

Heart Health

Beets are rich in potassium, which is one of the main minerals responsible for muscle contraction, including the contraction of the heart. A diet rich in beets and other potassium-rich foods can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.


Better Bones

Beets contain the mineral silica, which can help the body to utilize calcium, so it's important for muscolo-skeletal health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

One of the earliest known benefits of the red beet is its use as an aphrodisiac during the Roman times. And it wasn't all folklore, as it has been found to contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.
Beets contain betaine, a substance that relaxes the mind and is used in other forms to treat depression. It also contains tryptophan (also found in chocolate), which contributes to a sense of well-being.
A lot of nutritionists use beets and beet juice to test levels of stomach acid. If you consume beets and your urine turns pink, you have low stomach acid (which is typically a good thing!). If your urine is still clear, it means that you have high levels of stomach acid.
In many cultures the belief persists that if a man and a woman eat from the same beet, then they will fall in love.
If you boil beets in water and then massage the cooled down water into your scalp each night, it is said to be an effective cure for dandruff.
Wonders of the world
Around 800 BC, an Assyrian text describes beets growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
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Since the 16th century, beet juice has been used as a natural red dye. In 19th century England the Victorians used beets to dye their hair.
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Did you know grapes aren't the only way to get your vino fix? It's true - Beets can be made into a wine that tastes like port.
Beet Burgers
In Australia, a true Oz-style burger must have a slice or two of beets. Even McDonalds and Burger King have had to toe the line and include it in their menus!
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Beets are a traditional food eaten at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to bring about good people and strong friendships in the new year.

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