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Monday, September 29, 2014

If You Can't "Beet" Them, Then Enjoy Them

If You Can’t “Beet” Them, Then Enjoy Them
Beets are a fall vegetable that often get upstaged by other more prominent vegetables like squash, sweet potatoes and carrots. 

 Beets are good sources of nutrients, vitamins C and K, fiber and iron.  They are also a good source of betaines and betalains, compounds that can help reduce inflammation and keep your liver healthy.

 Here are some ways to make the most of beets’ health benefits.
·         Roasting beets with the skins on preserves their nutrients and brings out their sweet side.  Don’t forget the antioxidant-rich edible leaves and stems: sauté with minced garlic and olive oil until wilted and tender. 
·         Beets can be used to make juice.  For a healthy juice blend, combine one or two small beets with carrots and apples.
·         Raw, grated beets add crunch to a salad.  Sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan or goat cheese to compliment beet’s flavor.

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