Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. If you didn't already know, beets are one of the worlds healthiest foods. Beets come in a few different varieties. The most popular are red beets, followed by golden beets which are not quite as sweet as red beets. There are also Chioggia beets, which look similar to red beets but also have white rings on the inside, and white beets which are the least sweet of the bunch.
Beets are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Beets contain calcium, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. They also contain natural sugars, dietary fiber, protein, phosphorous, and potassium. On top of being packed with all these nutrients, beets are also super low in calories, with one cup only containing about 59 calories.
Beets have been known to have medicinal purposes as well. Beets can be used to regulate blood pressure, help fight inflammation, improve athletic ability, support brain health, help improve digestion, promote weight loss, and even help fight off cancerous cells. Eating beets or drinking beet juice regularly can be very beneficial for your overall health.
It's easy to add beets into your diet. You can eat beets raw or cooked, and you can also juice them. You can add beets into a salad or slaw, eat them raw with dip, blend them into a dip, sauce or dressing of their own, add them into a smoothie, or use them as a roasted side dish for dinner.
Eating healthy can give you energy, help keep your immune system running properly, keep your body in shape and fit and give you a better feeling of overall well-being. You should always talk to your doctor or nutritionist before adding a new food into your diet.
At Physicians Age Management Centers we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.