Beeeeeets! I just love this purple root vegetable. 😉 I’m sure by now you know that beets are good for you. They’re definitely having a moment in the food world right now. Which is fine by me, I love to put them on everything. I like to grate them or spirilize them and eat them raw on salads or in rice bowls. I also enjoy roasting them in the oven and putting them in salads with goat cheese and other veggies. I have used them to make beet, celery and carrot juice on my juice cleanse. I even made a beet root hummus recently….It was divine. 😉
There are many reasons to include this vegetable in your diet. They contain a unique source of phytonutrients that help provide antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support! Beets have also been found in studies to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke; lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects. They also contain vitamin-c, potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Last but not least they are high in fibre, and low in calories. Here are a few recipes including beets: beet and goat cheese salad and my macrobiotic buddha bowl.