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Should I add beets to my daily Nutriblast?

Recently some juicing friends have been raving about the benefits of beets.  I'm willing to incorporate beets into my daily nutriblast but I rarely see any recipes or mention of beets on the NB sites.  Is there some reason they are unpopular or any reasons adding beets is not a good idea?  Thanks!

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4 years ago

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We're huge fans of beets! Here are some of the latest posts about beets...

http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/beets-and-cycling
http://www.nutriliving.com/ingredients/beets

This "Beet the Competition" recipe we made for out Team NutriBullet and fellow runners at the LA Marathon!

http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/beet-competition
http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/detox-your-socks
http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/beet-treat

You can add them either raw or steamed. If steamed, they are less overpowering as far as taste goes. Feel free to type in "beets" into the search field on the home page for more!

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I had the thyroid blast today. Or the butterfly blast I think it's called. Yummy!
I found beets at Costco, already steamed, peeled and portioned. They are worth every penny, not having to do the extra work. :)
April 30, 2013
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I just bought some organic steamed and peeled beets at the store yesterday! After reading everyone's posts I was so excited to find them. Can't wait to try the Butterfly Blast today!
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.

Homocysteine Reduction

Betaine works with B6,B12 and Folate to reduce homocysteine. Homocysteine if not controlled can increase the risk of heart disease and cancers!

Physical Performance

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.

Liver Health

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.
I love beets and make a V8 type smoothie (drinking one right now) that has a little beet in it. Also, get your beets with the tops on. The tops can be used just like spinach.
check this link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=613221538694556&set=a.272030459480334.85315.219048281445219&type=3&theater is a picture from the nutribullet facebook page. It's a very simplified way to see how fruits and vegetables help based on their colors, I hope this helps.

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