Is there any truth in what they say about Beet Juice? Maybe, everything I read about Beet Juice is pretty vague; the articles are full of words like “may”. Beets may give you more stamina or beets may increase blood flow and lower blood pressure. So I think the verdict is still out. That said, Raw Beet Juice has become very popular with the health nuts that follow all the newest trends.
So personally, I believe there could be something to this. WebMD certainly thinks so, and this post below you’ll see they recommend eating the vegetable itself. Cook them, let them cool and skin them to use on your salads. Root vegetables have a great deal of nutrients and beets are extremely high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Beet juice is processed and has twice the calories of the raw beet, so if your going to drink the juice be careful what you by. Read the labels for sugar content and to see if it’s processed juice. I don’t like any foods or drinks that have the words ‘processed’ or ‘enriched’ on the label.
These gorgeous red vegetables are packed full of health benefits, plus an earthy flavor that goes wonderfully with goat cheese and walnuts in our fall salad recipe!
Before passing on that bowl of borscht, consider the health benefits of its main ingredient: beets. This often unloved veggie contains fiber and potassium and is an excellent source of folate — just a half cup of cooked beets provides 17% of the recommended daily folate intake — and, like all vegetables, has no saturated fats or cholesterol. Researchers believe the red pigment (called betacyanin) in beets could protect against development of cancerous cells and might play a role in reducing the inflammation associated with heart disease.
Traditionally known for their dark red hue, these root veggies also come in shades of gold and white. Napoleon made the vegetable famous in 19th-century France by capitalizing on the beets’ high sugar content — among the highest of all vegetables — and creating hundreds of refined sugar mills. Beets can be steamed, boiled, pickled, roasted, or eaten raw, but because they contain more natural sugar than starch, they are particularly delicious oven-roasted, which concentrates the sugar rather than leaching it into cooking liquid.
Having read that post, I think beets are an important vegetable that should be included in your diet. When I lived at home back in the 1950’s, my family always ate beets. We had them on the dinner table several times a week. I never questioned my parents about the foods we ate for dinner and maybe I should have. As a child, I remember my family ate a lot healthier then people do today and on a whole everyone did.