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Natural Farmacy: Health Guide: Ingredients: Beet

Beet  Beta vulgaris
Contains betaine, a nutrient that stimulates liver cells and protects the bile ducts.

Contains the vitamin and minerals essential for healthy tissue growth.

The pigment that gives beets their color is a potent antioxidant that is a cancer preventative.

Contains antioxidants that offer protection from the free radicals that cause cellular damage in the brain.

Cures acidosis.

Fresh beet juice is a powerful tonic in the treatment of over-exposure to chemicals and toxins.

Studies show that drinking fresh beet juice will lower blood pressure.

In peak season in the spring and fall. Look for beets that are firm. Avoid beets with deep scars.

Beets lose nutrients when frozen or canned, consume fresh beets to reap the benefits of this superfood.

Native to the Mediterranean.

Should be avoided by those on an oxalate-free diet.

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