Are beets a superfood? From everything I’m reading I believe they are. All parts of beets are really good for you: the leaves and the root, and there are many health benefits in beet juice too.
Beautiful Rich Colour
The beautiful rich purple colour of beets is something we definitely need in our diet. How many times when you eat a meal do you see the colour purple on your plate? Not often enough.
As you already know, my primary thought is:
What can I add to my diet to improve my overall health?
Losing weight is secondary.
You will learn here about something quite yummy I have added… it’s a great blood tonic made from beet juice and red wine.
Have you ever thought about that colour? Does is look like blood? Sure, comes very close! And the amazing thing is that it just so happens it’s a super tonic for our blood. Do you think it’s happened by chance, or is it more by design? For me personally, I believe it’s by design.
Beets have long been used for their wonderful potent nutrition which just happens to give us massive health benefits.
Cancer Protection? … Dementia? … Heart?
According to health experts, the purple colour in beets helps to protect us from cancer if consumed regularly… in fact, it will help you in many ways. It’s been found that beets contain certain properties which work together with the potential to prevent strokes, dementia and cardiovascular disease.
On top of that, the experts believe beets increase the blood flow to the brain, and if consumed regularly are a great blood purifier. They can bring down blood pressure, helps produce red blood cells and reduce inflammation in the body. This is something virtually everyone faces. All this together with its anti-aging properties which assists in keeping our hair beautiful and our skin glowing.
I’m barely scraping the surface with the health benefits, but it’s not the purpose of my writing to provide you with all the facts and trust me, there are many more. I really just want to say that I’ve made a point of including beetroot into my diet because I’m keen to receive as many of the benefits as possible.
The best way to consume beets is by eating them raw or juicing them. Lots of the health benefits are lost if you cook or steam them, and the juice is ever so rich and delectable looking.
I also learned that when its mixed together with red wine, the benefits are greatly multiplied. As I blend the two ingredients together at a very high speed, they meld together and become as one. The high speed blending removes the alcohol from the red wine and the Blood Tonic tastes like something completely new. I love it.
To see how I make my Blood Tonic you may like to click here.
At the end of the day I don’t know the answer to…”are beets a superfood?” but I do know the health benefits beet juice gives to me and I get that nutrition through the Blood Tonic I consume each day.
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