This Root Prevents Cancer, Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Your Bra
A single serving of beets can do more for your health than most foods in the produce isle. Not only can they boost your energy and lower your blood pressure, but eating beets in the long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, boost your brain as well as help you lose weight. With its sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red interior, beets are a favourite of foodies, but there's far more than that to this powerfood.
Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The majority of beetroot's benefits stem from the unusually high levels of nitrates it contains -- gram for gram it possesses about 20 times more than most other vegetables.