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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

9 Health Benefits of Beets

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Bright red, stains your fingers, sometimes makes your urine pink depending on your intake.  All this describes beets but did you know that besides those things beets have many health benefits? Here 's a partial list of the things that beets are good for:
  1. Antioxidant
  2. Anti-inflammatory
  3. Aids in detoxification
  4. Protects against heart disease
  5. Protects against birth defects
  6. Protects against certain types of cancers
  7. Prevents respiratory problems
  8. Boosts energy
  9. Prevents cataract
Caution: Persons with kidney or gall bladder problems should consult their physician before consuming beets due to the ability of the oxalates in beets to crystallize body fluids.

Here are some beet recipes to start you off as you incorporate more beets into your eating plan.  Click on the pictures and you will be taken to the recipe.
Beet Rice
Spinach Beet and Lentil Pattie
Curried Beets
Beet Rice Spinach Beet and Lentil Pattie Curried Beets

 Here are some other Beet Recipes.

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