Why Beets are Good for You

Beets are a root vegetable full of beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, not only in the root, but also in the greens. I love making borscht or beet soup and my favourite when I have guests over is to serve roasted beets with a mixture of root vegetables like onions, carrots and potatoes and of course my special spices. I also eat beets boiled, pickled (I could eat the whole jar), and you can even have raw beets in the form of salad, no cooking required and no staining your hands red. When I go to the mall I go to Jugo Juice and get the Max Veg blend with carrots and beets (sans ginger – my personal choice). Beets help improve the energy levels; as well, it is an excellent source of iron. Beets help safeguard against cancerous growth while strengthening the immune system.

Beets contain:

Folate – Cancer Preventative
Potassium – Decreases the risk of stroke and preventative for osteoporosis.
Magnesium – Vital mineral for healthy bones
Beta-Carotene – Antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A

Once you are aware about all the health benefits of beets, then will find ways to incorporate this beautiful red vegetable into your daily diet. There are numerous ways to eat beets as you can see; however, if you’re just not into them but want the benefits that this amazing vegetable has to offer, and are seeking better health, then you may take it as a pill form called Limitless. Inflammation is the silent killer and can negatively impact your health for years before you even become aware of obvious symptoms like chronic joint discomfort, reduced flexibility, asthma, skin problems, moodiness, decreased energy, and more. A company called FutureCeuticals® that has been around for 150 years and processes 50 million pounds of fruit each year is one of the leading research and development in nutraceuticals in North America. FutureCeuticals® has partnered up with Evolv and has unlocked the key nutrient from this powerful beet vegetable. Limitless is full of rare and extremely potent class of antioxidants like betalains which scientifically reduces bad cholesterol, helps reduce the inflammation that makes blood sticky leading to clots, protect cells from toxins and protects the liver.

Drink beets, eat beets. Below is one of my favourite recipes for BEET SOUP:

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups water or beef broth
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled, quartered
  • 4 large beets, peeled, diced (boil them clean and whole in the water or broth first to make the beets easier to peel, wear gloves to not stain your hands when peeling, KEEP broth aside, boil for at least 30 minutes)
  • 4 organic carrots, peeled, diced
  • 1 large russet potato or yam, peeled, cubed
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup sour cream (option)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

1 In a large pan add coconut oil and saute the onions, carrots, and potato or yam until tender.
2 Add sauted vegetables and raw cabbage in with the beet broth that was set aside and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
3 Add 1/2 cup dill; and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in vinegar.
Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and use the remaining 1/4 cup dill for garnishing.

ENJOY and cheers to your health!

@RinaChong