Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beet IT!

I love beets.

The only time I don’t love beets is when I make 1200 mL of Beet Juice and spill it allllll over my kitchen at 5:45 in the morning.... when I have to be out of the house at 6am.

Last Friday morning was like a murder scene  (red EVERYWHERE!), and while it was not the best way to start my day, I got through it and the kitchen is back to being pristine.

In any case, I thought the only thing that will keep me on the beet-wagon after THAT ordeal, is to know how amazingly healthy beets are for me.

Here we go:
  • Low in fat and calories and thus easy to add to salads etc without changing the   integrity of the dish
  • Can satisfy a sugar craving without harming your body
  • Contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorus- Beets are great to eat after exercise in that they will replenish sodium levels and help muscles heal
  • Contain Vitamins A, C and Niacin
  • Good source of fiber- protection against colon cancer
  • Protect against heart disease
  • Protects against liver disease by lessening fatty acids in your liver
  • Nitrates in beets help lower blood pressure almost immediately 

1 comment:

  1. LOL. The only worse thing that might have happened would have been to spill on your outfit! And how do you make this beet juice?