Beets have got to be one of the brightest and most colourful root veggies we have. With that being said, they are full of powerful nutrients that offer so many health benefits! The bright colour comes from the constituent betalains. This funny word is what gives beets their amazing anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties!
Beets are a rich source of...
- Vitamin C
= POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS (Prevent Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and macular degeneration)
Beets are also a rich source of…
= POTENT ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES (Alleviate Chronic Pain, Prevent Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease)
Additional vitamin and minerals found in Beets:
- Folate** (so rich, that it’s an excellent source if you are pregnant!)
- Vitamin B6
Last but definitely not least!
Beets support our Phase 2 detox pathway by helping us bind up toxins and excrete them quickly.
These beautiful veggies are among my favourite, and juicing them raw prevents the loss of their nutrients and enzymes making them truly medicinal.
Special considerations: Because they are so highly concentrated in nutrients, they can take some time to get used to. Start off drinking ½ of your juice, before chugging back the entire bottle – just to make sure you don’t end up nauseous! Another thing to remember is that Beets can turn urine and stool red – it’s not blood in the bowl!