Juicing Beets

Beets may not be your favorite vegetable but they are packed-full of healthy goodness. Juicing beets requires knowing what beets taste best with. When I juice beets I also think of the other vitamins that I may need to get through the day. In the example in the photo I juiced:

1 Beet with beet leaves

4 Celery sticks

1 Apple

2 Limes

1/2 inch Ginger

I drink this for breakfast – I drink it slowly and this juice gets me through the day. I feel healthier even more alert.

Why are beets good for you? According to Kathleen Zeldman, WebMD expert, “beets contain nitrates and antioxidants that can have a beneficial effect on health.” Beets promote healthy heart and blood flow. The nitrates in beets are a benefit that can enhance exercise performance. In addition Kathleen also says, “They’re rich in folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and nitrates. The active ingredient in beet juice is an antioxidant called betanin.” Betanin provides¬†antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. For nutritional information and benefits of beets take a look at “What’s New and Beneficial About Beets“.

If you like join me and several other juicing lovers on Facebook Juicing for Fun Рits where we share our juicing recipes.

 

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