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Red Beets – Health Benefits

Red Beets from my gardenIf you have been following my posts, you already know that one of my hobbies is gardening.

The growing season is over, but my organic garden is still supplying me with some of the herbs and vegetables.

One of these vegetables still in supply, is a red beet.  Not everyone likes red beets, but my family and I happen to like red beets, and I either cook borscht from beets, or make vinaigrette salads.  Actually red beet borscht is one of the main meatless courses at a Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner.

I will post my red beet recipes in future posts, but this time I would like to tell you a little bit about the health benefits of this vegetable.  You may not have been very fond of red beets before, but you might reconsider, once you are aware of its health benefits.

  • Red beets are high in carbohydrates and low in fat and it is an excellent source of folic acid
  • It is loaded with antioxidant that helps the body against heart disease, certain cancer especially colon cancer
  • It is believed that red beets, when eaten regularly, may help against certain oxidative stress-related disorders
  • The fiber in red beets helps to reduce serum cholesterol by 30-40%, and help in normalizing blood pressure
  • The iron content in red beets is of a very fine quality and it makes a powerful cleanser and builder of blood
  • It contains folic acid, thus recommended to be consumed by pregnant women, to lower the risk of spina befida and other neural tube defects in newborns
  • Red beet juice stimulates the function of liver cells and protects the liver and bile ducts
  • A mixture of red beet juice and carrot juice is an excellent aid in healing gout, kidney, and gall bladder problems

Even though most of the health benefits from consuming red beets is from the root of the plant, the leaves and stems should also be consumed, since these contain such nutrients as: beta-carotene, folic acid, chlorophyll, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

So, if you were not so fond of red beets before, are you ready to give it a try now?

You have nothing to lose, and lots of healthful stuff to gain.

14 thoughts on “Red Beets – Health Benefits”

  1. naeem says:

    Health is one of the essentials for a happy life. Making positive choices in your diet every day promotes good nutrition and fine health and may reduce your risk of some types of cancer. Use the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods to make a healthy choice.

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    I totally agree with your comments.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Vanessa West says:

    new information for me. I never knew that Red Beets have a huge advantages for our health. I will try to like it and eat it.

  4. Farah Hanna says:

    I am happy to find so many red beets benefits especially for cancer here in the post, I need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing.

  5. Suburban Grandma says:

    Smart decision on your part.
    All fruits and veggies have great health benefits.
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.

  6. Suburban Grandma says:

    Mother Nature takes care of us, that’s a sure thing. Veggies and fruits are great for out nutrition.

    Thank you for reading my post and for your kind comments.

  7. Yasmin Adelia says:

    Very nice and helpful information has been given in this article. I like the way you explain the benefits of red beet for cancer.Thanks for sharing.

  8. Suburban Grandma says:

    I am pleased to know that you found this information helpful.
    Thank you for sharing your comments.

  9. Mario Gonzales says:

    Very nice article. I never heart about red beets. Thanks to the writer for sharing these stuffs that I believe will be helpful for me next time.

  10. natashabachchan says:

    It’s a great pleasure reading your blog. The blog content is powerful.Very Good.

  11. Suburban Grandma says:

    I am happy to hear that you found my website and learned about red beets. They are very healthy to eat as a salad or cooked in a soup called borscht, for which I also have recipes posted. Some people like them pickled as well.

  12. Suburban Grandma says:

    Your comments are wonderful, thank you so much.
    Please stop by again.

  13. salmanehsaan says:

    The post is really informative for everyone. Your post is indeed excellent. Thanks for the effort.

  14. Amy @Palm Valley Ranch says:

    I should give this a try, it looks effective. Do you have a procedure in using red beets? Also, red beets is very hard to find in my place, So, I thought of buying products that has a red beets ingredient on it. http://www.palmvalleyranch.org
       

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