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Staying upbeat with beets!

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Health benefits of beets:

  • Beets are high in many vitamins and minerals: potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid.
  • Beets cleanse the body: by detoxifying the liver and purifying the blood
  • Beets help your mental health: they contain tryptophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a feeling of well-being. They also contain betaine, a substance that is used in some treatments of depression.
  • Beets can lower your blood pressure
  • Beets are used as a stomach acid tester
  • Beets are a high source of energy

 

Beet and Grapefruit Salad:

Ingredients: 

3 medium beets (greens removed)
2 red grapefruits
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Wrap beets individually in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet
  3. Roast until beets are tender (50 to 60 minutes)
  4. When cool enough to handle, unwrap beets and rub each with a paper towel to remove skins
  5. Halve and slice beets
  6. Peel grapefruit and remove all skin from each section
  7. Toss grapefruit (and juices) in a bowl
  8. Gently stir in honey and salt
  9. Add beets and toss
  10. Garnish with mint

Enjoy!