Tuesday, December 28, 2010

definitely had beets for dinner

DO NOT BE ALARMED.....i'm a professional

might be the first thing that comes to mind the morning after a healthy dose of beetroot.

An estimated 10-15% of all U.S. adults experience beeturia (a reddening of the urine) after consumption of beets in everyday amounts. While this phenomenon is not considered harmful in and of itself, it may be a possible indicator of a problem with iron metabolism. Individuals with iron deficiency, iron excess, or specific problems with iron metabolism are much more likely to experience beeturia than individuals with healthy iron metabolism.

from reading the above info
you can gather that these lovely
roots have a very high iron content.

they also have phytonutritions
that hold anti-imflammatory compounds.

it is a superfood LOADED with

contain calcium, vits A & C along with a whole lot of Folic Acid.

Folic Acid:
It is a B-complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia (low red blood cell count).
more research points to this B vitamin as being in ensuring proper DNA replication.
which is why it is so important for pregnant mothers to have proper amounts.
It is essential for the synthesis of adenine and thymine, two of the four nucleic acids that make up our genes,
DNA and chromosomes. FA also required for the proper metabolism of the essential amino acid methionine that is found primarily in animal proteins.

1. Beets have ZERO trans fat and ZERO saturated fat. They are also low calorie! How's that for a food to satisfy your hunger and have the ability to satisfy a sweet tooth at the same time? You've got to love a food that meets a sugar craving and doesn't harm your body!

2. Canned beets are very inexpensive! Buy them sliced or whole and buying the store brand they will cost about 60 cents or less! Just put a few cans in the refrigerator and next time you are looking for a snack food they will be super cold and ready to eat, no dirty pots, no cooking. Just drain and enjoy with a fork!

3. Beets are high in carbohydrates which means they are a great instant energy source, but unlike processed foods which are high in carbohydrates, beets will energize your body. Beets can be regarded as body fuel.

4. Beets contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous! They are also considered a fiber food and contain vitamins A and C as well as niacin! You can't beat that!

folic acid deficiency has been implicated in a wide variety of disorders from Alzheimer's disease to atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, cervical and colon cancer, depression, dementia, cleft lip and palate, hearing loss, and of course, neural tube defects.

The health benefits of beets include anemia, digestion, constipation, piles, blood circulation, kidney disorders, skin care, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, and heart diseases.



  1. Do you have or recommend any good recipes for cooking beets?