One of the most versatile veggies and the ones that have one of the most powerful medicinal properties are the beets. They are also able to treat many ailments and diseases.
Because they contain huge amounts of anthocyanins, they get their red color, and that ingredient contains strong anti-cancer properties. The beets also are very high in betaine, which is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, and big health supporter.
Also there are numerous vitamins and minerals contained in the beets, including magnesium iron, iodine, phosphorus, potassium, copper, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and vitamin C.
According to many researches, foods that are rich in potassium are able to lower the risk of stroke by an amazing 21%, as well as the elimination of sodium. That way the risk of developing of a heart disease is decreased. Beets also have the ability to treat cellulose and improve our digestion, due to their richness in antioxidants.
The beets boost our blood flow, prevent liver diseases (fatty liver), they slow down anemia effectively and fight against anemia.
These veggies are used mostly by athletes because they are the one that are increasing the endurance, performance and stamina during an athlete’s workout.
You can consume these veggies cooked, baked, raw or juiced, also don’t throw away the leaves of this veggie, they can be cooked, because they contain huge amounts of potassium, to be more precise 644 mg per 1/2 a cup.