Beet it!

Happy Fat Tuesday!! How are you celebrating? I started my morning off some juice and eggs ūüôā Wild & crazy over here, I know.

Since March is National Nutrition Month, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite foods & the benefits you reap from eating them, starting with beets.

beetsIt wasn’t until I was pregnant with Madelyn that I started to like beets. ¬†I was at the farmer’s market and thought to myself, ‘those look fun!’ So I bought them, googled how to cook beets, and the rest is history. ¬†I eat them in salads, as a side, and in JUICE.

beetjuiceMy favorite Beet Juice Combos

  • 1¬†sweet potato, 1 carrot, 1 red bell pepper, 2 red beets, 2 apples, 1 orange
  • 2 beets, apple, 2 carrots, cucumber
  • Apple, carrot, beet, ginger & lemon

Benefits of Eating Beets

  • High in vitamins & minerals. ¬†Folic acid, iron, fiber, potassium, magnesium, Vitamins A, B, C; etc‚ĶBeets are very beneficial for woman who are pregnant because they help replenish the body’s iron supply and the B vitamins help create new cells.
  • Detox the body. ¬†Beets help detox your liver, purify your blood and can even prevent some types of cancer.
  • Stomach Acid Indicator. ¬†You might notice, that if you eat a lot of beets or drink a lot of beet juice, your pee turns pink. ¬†This is an indicator that you have low stomach acidity. ¬†However, if you’re¬†drinking/eating beets and your pee afterward is clear, this is a sign of high stomach acidity and it’s time to start thinking about your diet/lifestyle.
  • Beets make you happy. ¬†They contain betaine, the same substance that is used in some treatments for depression. ¬†Beets and also lower your blood pressure and give you a “sense of calm”.

Do you eat beets? What is your favorite way to eat them?¬†I usually steam mine, slice them and add a little sprinkle of goat cheese ūüôā Makes the perfect side!

 

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