I happen to be one of those strange people that really enjoys a variety of veggies. Beets has been one of my favorites for a very long time. My lovely Grandama Edith Cantlo and Grandpa Lorenzo Cantlo use to juice all kinds of things for us growing up and I attribute their love of healthy eating and living to my passion for it as well.
Here’s A Quick List Of The Power Of the Beet
1. In 2009 and 2010, researchers at University of Exeter demonstrated that “people who drink beet juice tolerate much higher intensity exercise, because their muscles are able do the same work with less oxygen. (that means you can naturally work harder during exercise good for potential performance increase)
2.They contain iron, essential for red blood cell production, as well as potassium and folate, known respectively for regulating blood pressure and protecting your heart.
3. A 78-gram serving of cooked beets contains only 35 calories and no fat or cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of carbohydrate, of which 7 grams is sugar.
4. Beets are a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and folate. Beets are also a good source of Vitamin C, zinc, copper, and iron. Beets contain polyphenols and betalains, which are getting quite a bit of medical attention as important natural antioxidants
5.A relatively low daily dose of betanin, 300 mL (one and a quarter cups) from red beet juice has been clinically demonstrated to be enough to reverse the effects of free radical damage and oxidative stress in humans. (this means aid in recovery for training and competition)