Reduces Birth Defects: Beets are good for pregnant women since they are a good source of B vitamin folate which
helps in the development of infant’s spinal column. Deficiency of folate could lead to a variety of conditions called neural tube defects.
Good for Liver Health: Betaines contained in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver
Boosts Energy Levels: Beets contain a high amount of carbs that provides fuel for energy and prolonged active
activity. These are the natural building blocks of energy metabolism beets provide them without any of the negative side
effects of many other carb heavy foods. When the body has a sufficient amount of carbs, it is able to fuel all of the
necessary bodily functions as well, including the important metabolic reactions that keep your organ systems functioning efficiently.
Prevents Respiratory Problems: Beetroot is a great source of vitamin C that helps to prevent asthma symptoms.
The natural beta carotene in beetroot also helps to prevent lungs cancer. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that
boosts the immune system in a number of ways. Besides acting as an antioxidant itself and defending against the effects
of free radicals in the body, vitamin C also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, which is the body’s main line of
defense against foreign bodies, as well as viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan toxins that can result in a multitude of
infections and illnesses. Vitamin C’s range goes from fighting the sniffles to reducing the chances of cancer, and beets
has plenty of vitamin C!
Now will you think twice before passing up beets in the produce section of your grocery store? You can add beets to your
diet in the following ways: drink beet juice, eat beets (add them to a salad or cook them.), they even also sell beet chips
so that way you can eat them on the go as a snack !
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[Written Content By: Jazmine Gondola]