The beet belongs to the same family of vegetables and chard and spinach. Beets are a double nutrient powerhouse, you can eat both the greens and the root.

Here are 5 reasons you should be eating more beets:

  1. The beet greens are higher in nutritional value than the roots, with high amounts of calcium iron, and vitamins A and C.
  2. The beetroot is a excellent source of fiber, manganese, folic acid and potassium. Both are a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, iron and vitamin B 6.
  3. Beets have many medicinal uses and are especially beneficial for disorders of the liver because they help stimulate the detoxification processes.
  4. The pigment that gives beets their bright colors, especially the deep crimson, is betacyanin, known to be a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
  5. Beets are also loaded with beneficial fiber which has a positive effect on digestion and helps to lower cholesterol.

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