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Six Reasons Why Beets are the New Miracle Food


Beets: some love them, and others loathe them. No matter how you feel about these purple roots, their incredible health benefits make them worth eating or drinking in your favorite cold press juice.

Beets have recently joined kale, turmeric, blueberries, and quinoa as a “superfood” because of their mineral contents and medicinal properties. From powdered and pickled, there are so many ways to enjoy this functional food and reap the rewards. Here’s why you should add beets to your next salad or smoothie.

  1. Beets are packed with nutrients. From vitamins C and B to magnesium and potassium, beets are bursting with essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain almost all the vitamins and minerals you need.
  2. Beets fight inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, liver disease, obesity, and cancer. Beets contain pigments called betalains, which possess several anti-inflammatory properties.
  3. Beets promote brain health. Beets are a true “brain food,” which means they support cognitive functioning. The nitrates found in these roots have been shown to increase blood flow to the frontal lobe, the area of the brain, which is involved in higher-thinking and decision making.
  4. Beets boost endurance. Drinking a beet juice before an athletic event may improve your performance. Scientists have found that beets improve cardiorespiratory endurance and reduce blood pressure.
  5. Beets support a healthy immune system. Because they are so high in vitamin C, beets will keep you feeling your best – even during flu season.
  6. Beets may help you lose weight. Despite being low in calories, this functional food contains moderate amounts of protein and fibre, which keep you feeling full for longer.

At the Juice Hive, we’re incorporating beets into a delicious selection of smoothies, cold-pressed juices, seasonal salads, and so much more. Stop in for a sip or snack that will help you feel your best all day long.