Beauty of BEETS!

This past weekend I was showing coconut love at the Whole Life Expo. Lots of exciting new foods, supplements and beauty products to test BUT a beet product captured my full attention. Before revealing the product’s name, let me show some love to the stunning ruby colored BEET!

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Autumn Arrivals has featured the beloved beet in the past. Snowy weather is quickly approaching and beets remain on my warm up winter menu!

Beets are a bounty of health benefits. Yes, they do contain the most sugar out of any vegetables. Relax! You will not pack on the pounds. I’m not telling you to consume processed cheap foods containing refined sugar beets! I’m excited about fresh organic beets.

Nourishing the body is vital to optimal health and healing. Keep it simple! Best rule of thumb is to consume your daily diet centered around the brightest most vividly colored fruits and vegetables! With approximately 75 calories a cup, beets should be added to any meal!

Hello healthy! Beets contain a wide profile of vitamins and minerals.dirt-beet-640

  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • B6
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Betaine
  • Zinc

Loving your body means fueling it with foods containing an extensive nutritional profile. Beets help the body heal!

  • Improve liver function

Beets are ideal to help detox and support the liver. They clean out toxins!

Beets are high in fiber! Beets help improve transit time. To make sure your digestion is not sluggish…take the beet test. Grate or steam fresh beets and get set to watch the toilet! You should be seeing pink in your bowel movement anywhere between 18-24 hours! If not, it’s time to make dietary changes! Turn around of food into the body and toxins exiting is maximum 24 hours!

  • Help with anemia
  • Lower risk of heart disease and cardiovascular conditions

High potassium content acts as a vasodilator. Potassium helps relax blood vessels, increasing blood flow.

  • Help increase oxygen uptake
  • Lower risk of birth defects

Beets contain B6 and Folate which are recommended while trying to conceive and throughout pregnancy.

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower chance of lung,colon and skin cancer
  • Aid for Cataracts
  • Ease kidney and gall bladder conditions*

One cup of beets contains approximately 75 calories. Calories are mostly carbohydrates. Starchy vegetables as a great replacement for rice, pasta and breads. Substituting foods offers a wider array of nutrients.

Stock up on beets! Scrub well and cut the ends off. There is no need to peel off the skin. They can be roasted with herbs or steamed for 15 minutes. If you boil beets, please drink the water! A quick meal is as easy as sliced beets on quinoa and topping with 1/4 cup hemp hearts. Hate cooking? There are easy solutions! I have my favorite beet loving Green Zebra Kitchen on speed dial!

Beets are an amazing juicing choice. They are high in anti-oxidants easing inflammation in the body.

Beets are an ideal energy boost anytime of the day!

I love seeing my athletes use beets as an electrolyte replacement. Beets have 160 mg sodium in a cup and powerful potassium!

Beets are a wonderful part of a detox program. Adding ginger helps support the digestion system naturally. No one should be living with indigestion! It’s NOT normal!

I get the fact that not everyone is on the beet bandwagon! Grating fresh beets into stews and salads is my “baby step” advice to you!

Still shaking your head? Here’s my reveal! 

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RED BEET CRYSTALS by Flora. I sampled the crystals in water. Yes, I was doing shots at the Whole Life Expo! Beet shots! I am in love with the crystal form. It looks like childhood candy or nature’s pop rocks! I ate the sample and OMG! I now sprinkle the crystals on rice, quinoa and press into avocado or hummus sandwiches!

Here’s my Holistic Help to keep loved ones healthy:

Crystals are easy to disguise. They dissolve quickly in stews, soups, sauces and juices!!!

What’s the buzz about?

Red beet crystals are made from fresh pressed organic beets. Each 200 gram jar contains the equivalent of 5 1/2 lbs of fresh pressed organic beets! Organic, vegan, Non-gmo and free of additives and preservatives.

I may be beet obsessed but doesn’t mean I forget to eat their greens! Lovely change from spinach!

Beets are not only beautiful but are healthy from above to below the ground! Choose organic and fresh first!

Need help with leading a more HOLISTIC lifestyle or thinking of going Vegan? Let’s chat!

 

Xo

 

 

Always consult your Doctor or Naturopath before starting any program!

*researching the blog I discovered conflicting research on whether beets may aid or worsen gallbladder and kidney stones.