I love beets and beets are super nutritious.
Beets provide many vitamins and minerals and have powerful antioxidant properties. Even though they have a lot of sugar, if you eat the beet in its natural form with the fiber still attached it has a a low glycemic load. (great part of NutriBlasting it retains the fiber!)
Beets contain the Vitamins, A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folate and Betaine and the minerals, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, sodium, selenium, manganese, copper and phosphorus.
Beets are very rich in betaine. Betaine has a few special properties that are worth talking about.
Betaine works with B6,B12 and Folate to reduce homocysteine. Homocysteine if not controlled can increase the risk of heart disease and cancers!
Betaine enhances physical performance due to it ability speed up the body break down of fat and protein. Betaine also helps your body's metabolism, which in turn may help you lose weight while maintaining your muscle tissue. As a result, your physical performance may be optimized.
Another benefit of betaine is the positive effect it has on the health of your liver. The cells in your liver produce betaine naturally, so getting additional betaine through your diet helps keep your liver function at its best. Remember one of the livers functions is to process fat and betaine speeds up the breaking down of fats. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it may also protect you from fatty deposits that can form in your liver as a result of alcohol abuse, diabetes and obesity.
Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.