Why We Love Beets — And Why You Should Too!
It’s probably doesn’t come as much surprise that we get the “Why beets?” question more times than we can count. So we then have to ask: Is there anything more delicious than the natural earthy sweetness of a beet? Anything more satisfying than its tender juiciness? We think not! Ok, so maybe we’re a tad bit biased, but we’ll still stand by that statement.
Taste aside, here are a few other great reasons for loving beets:
BETTER THAN KALE
We get it now — kale is good for us. And don’t get us wrong, we appreciate the nutritional value of kale as much as everyone else, but do you know all of the amazing health benefits of beets? In a “superfood showdown,” we’d bet our money on beets!
Virtually fat free and low in calories but rich in potassium, folic acid and antioxidants, beets are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eaten as part of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, beets promote heart health, help lower blood pressure and LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and improve exercise performance and stamina. They are also great for pre-natal care, supporting liver function, reducing anaemia and fatigue, and much more.
Want to know more details about the health benefits of beets? Check them out here.
LOVE AT FIRST BITE
Did you know that in many cultures the belief persists that if a man and woman eat from the same beet, then they will fall in love? Since Roman times, they’ve also been viewed as an aphrodisiac. Beets contain high levels of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.
A GOOD MOOD FOOD
Beets contain betaine, a substance that relaxes the mind and is used in other forms to treat depression. It also contains trytophan (also found in chocolate), which contributes to a sense of well being — and eating the beets will make you feel less guilty than eating the chocolate!
Forget all previous notions of boring beets, and instead embrace their endless possibilities! Sure, our products are great by themselves or just added to a salad, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. Our website features recipes that include beets in pizza, brownies, smoothies, delicious dinner dishes, cupcakes and so much more. We encourage you to give these recipes a try and let us know what you think!