Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Whole food nutrition: nutritional benefits of red beet

The blood red color of beets gives a cheerful note to salad and potato dishes. They are rich in folate, potassium, iron, magnesium, fiber and other important nutrients.

- Beets are anti-anemic.  Drinking 50 – 100ml of raw, freshly prepared beet juice before meals twice a day provides the greatest anti – anemic effect.

- They have an alkalizing effect on the blood. They are highly recommended in case of gout, increase in uric acid levels in the blood.

- They contain vegetable fibre, which facilitates intestinal action, and also decreasing blood cholesterol level.
They are anticarcinogens. 

Preparation and use

-- Fresh Juice: The flavor of beet juice is unpleasant and may be mixed with other juice.

- - Grated raw: Beets prepared in this way may be dressed with lemon and oil.

- - Boiled: Cooked beets are more digestible. They should be boiled for at least an hour

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