4 Health Benefits of Beets
Beets aren’t typically prized for their amazing taste (at least when compared to some other vegetables), but the root vegetable’s earthy flavor comes with numerous health benefits. From boosting energy levels for athletic performance to preventing cancer, the health benefits of beets range far and wide.
Thought to have originated in prehistoric North Africa, beets have been around forever, or nearly forever. In their early days, the red roots of the beet were not eaten as it was their greens that were prized. World’s Healthiest Foods reports that it was the Romans who first began cultivating beets for their roots and their popularity grew in the 16th century.
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