Beets are nutritious and tasty, versatile enough to be eaten alone or as a delicious addition to salads, juices or sauces. If you do not care about taste, beets have a different earthy quality, there are also ways to conceal the taste and enjoy the benefits. And as we will explain, there are many reasons to make beet a daily habit.
First, the beet (the red bulb under the green sprout and leaves) contains a ton of vitamins and minerals with few calories. It is particularly rich in folate and manganese, but also contains a good amount of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and iron. There’s about 1.7 grams of protein in every 3.5 ounce serving, as well as 2 grams of fiber, all for just 44 calories.
But nutrition is only the beginning. We’ve looked at what can happen to your body if you make the decision to eat beets every day, and it’s really exciting. From disease prevention to weight loss, the reasons for trying it are not lacking.
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