Beets are a very healthy vegetable because they have very powerful medicinal properties and they offer relief in case of many different ailments and diseases.
The anthocyanins it contains give them the red color and they also have strong anti-cancer properties.
Moreover, beets also contain betaine, a natural anti-inflammatory agent that supports the heart health, along with important minerals and vitamins including the vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, iron, copper, magnesium, iodine, phosphorus, and potassium.
Beets boost the blood flow, regulate the cholesterol levels, and they support healthy liver function.
Beets are able to fight anemia and detoxify the body. They also decelerate the aging process and protect the blood vessels. They are high in cellulose, antioxidants, and pectin, a special type of fiber which boosts digestion. This extremely healthy vegetable protects against liver disease as well.
Beets also boost stamina, endurance, and performance during a workout, so they are really beneficial for athletes.
You can eat beets raw, juiced, baked, and cooked. You should not throw away the leaves, because you can cook them because they are rich in potassium (644 mg. per half a cup).
Some studies have shown that the elimination of sodium and the consumption of potassium-rich foods can lower the risk of heart diseases and stroke by even 21%