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Beets


Beets in Brief

Beets, a vegetable high in antioxidant content with many health and medical benefitsRegular intake of Red Beet helps against oxidative stress disorders, are a rich source of nutrients and low in fat and calorie content.

Calories in Beets

On an average one hundred grams of fresh raw red beet contains around thirty seven calories.

The content of calories in beets of the garden variety is very low but the high content of vitamins, fiber and minerals compensate for this deficiency.

Nonetheless, method of preparing the beet determines the amount of calories and there are variations in the calorie levels which differ from one dish to another.

Beet Nutrition Facts

Beet roots are packed with vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Red beet is an excellent source of copper, magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus.

It also contains healthy amounts of folic acid, potassium, iodine, fiber and natural digestible sugars in the form of carbohydrates.

The iron content is considered to be of good quality, effective in treating disease like anemia.

Health Benefit of Beets

Here are Some Healthy Beet Benefits:

  • Red beet is widely used raw in beet salad and contains dietary fibers that help fight fat.
  • On a regular intake of red beet you gain help against oxidative stress disorders.
  • Beet juice helps enhance elasticity of your arteries when consumed on a regular basis. It also helps in preventing varicose veins.
  • The iron content for red beet facilitates cleansing and building healthy blood. Beet health benefits in treatment of ailments related to toxic environments.
  • Pregnant women are recommended beet juice as it contains folic acid that helps lower risk of neural tube defects in infants.
  • Daily beet soup intake can help normalize and maintain your blood pressure.
  • Beet juice stimulates functioning of your liver cells and provides protection to liver and bile ducts.
  • Nutrition in beets and its high fiber content helps reduce cholesterol levels in your body significantly, up to forty percent.
  • Drinking beet juice regularly gives you satisfactory relief from constipation.
  • Combination of beet and carrot juice is highly beneficial in the relieving symptoms of kidney, gout and gall bladder diseases.
  • Red beet help in improving conditions such as headaches, skin problems, dysentery, toothaches, lumbago and menstrual problems.

All these health benefit of beets can be fully obtained on consuming raw beets as much as possible because heat often destroys much of its nutrient contents.

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