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The Health Benefits of Beets

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Sure, they might look a little rugged on the outside, but beets. Are. Great. Not only are beets packed with sweet flavor and nutrition (i.e., antioxidants and nitrates), they’re also versatile. Just think about it, you can eat beets shaved raw on salads, picked and jared, roasted with root veggies, and even pureed into smoothies. Beets really are an all-around power food, and here’s why…

 

1. Prepare Any Way You Want?

You can make beets any way you want. If you like it hot, you can roast, grill and boil beets. It makes a great side for a dinner and is easy to prepare. If you like it cold, Beets are an excellent addition to a salad after being cooked in oil and vinegar. You can even go raw sliced or shredded. Some people love pickled beets too. You could make a beet soup! There are so many options! What will you do?

Really when you think about it, beets are one of few foods that taste great in all forms. For instance, raw beets can be shredded fresh on salads or pickled and jared to be used as garnishes. But keep in mind that even though cooking beets does lower some of their antioxidant and nitrate abilities, research from Web MD assure these roots are still excellent for your health.

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