Eat Beets for Heart & Blood Health!
Behold the beautiful beet, the jewel of the vegetable kingdom!
It takes no scientist to notice that the humble Beetroot has a signature or 'sign of nature' of the heart. And the patterns of the leaves, look just like arteries and veins.
Anciently, they knew that Beets were exceptional for the heart and blood and today's 'good' science proves the same.
Betaine is the carotenoid responsible for the beet’s ruby red heart. But the outside shape is just part of the story.
Underneath this pigment lies a vast network of amazing phytochemical activity that targets the health of the heart and blood and helps to heal a long list of common ailments.
Your grandma probably used beets to prevent gallstones and to treat gout and jaundice.
Fresh beet juice has a long history as a valuable elixir for anaemia and disorders of the bladder and kidney.
Amazing benefits of including beets (or beetroot juice) in your diet regularly:
- Conquers Kidney Stones
- Controls Blood Pressure
- Protects your Heart
- Strengthens Bones.
The next time you crave a sweet treat, try beets. They are sweeter than most vegetables, which is why today many wholefood food chefs use them as an ingredient in healthy, raw treats and desserts.
Believe it or not, people from ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy tossed the beautiful beetroot away, eating only the beet’s green leaves.
According to historic records, it wasn’t until the end of the 1700's that people started munching on the root and reaping the benefits.
Beets are loaded with potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene and folate, one of the B-vitamins. These nutrients can help keep your heart healthy and your bones strong and even prevent cancer.
Beet leaves, especially when small, crisp and fresh, are delicious and nutritious. Instead of tossing them in the garbage, trim off the tough part of the stem that hangs below the leaf.
Heat up some olive oil and your favourite seasonings in a frying pan, sautéing the leaves until they are soft. Dig in and enjoy!
I recently spoke about the wonders of Beets in a video - take a look!
Beets of course are a key ingredient in my CABALA Juice Powder together with Carrots, Apples and Lemons. CABALA is an ancient blend I came up with years ago that I've recommended to thousands of people over the years to help them heal all kinds of dis-ease conditions. Learn more in The Healing Powers of CABALA Juice
When you want the benefits of Beets without having to add them to your food, try this juice instead!