People seem to either love them or hate them. Is it because of the bloody-red mess they make when you peel and slice them? That they taste a bit earthy? Turn your pee a pinky red color. Or do you just not know what to do with them. Well it’s time to take a second look.
They do have the highest sugar content of all the veggies but that is no reason why can enjoy them a few times a week. They have a wonderful sweet earthy flavor and are power packed with nutrients that may improve your health in the following ways.
Rich in Valuable Nutrients
Excellent source of folic acid and vitamin K and a good source of vitamin A. They contain more calcium and iron than other root veggies.
One cup of beets provides approximately (in daily value):
Improve your sex life
Beets have been considered an aphrodisiac going back to Roman times. There may be some true to this. Beets contain significant levels of the mineral boron, which has been shown to boost the production of sexual hormones. This can lead to a boost in libido, increased fertility and sperm mobility improvement, So give your sexual life a boost in the right direction by adding beets to the diet of you and your partner.
Why do they give my pee a reddish tinge?
The bold red color of the beet comes from betalin pigments. Betalin is an amino acid that helps support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so that they can be excreted from your body.
Helps keep you regular
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.