I don't beet around the bush!
Well its February and its been a while since we've posted anything. I blame my sister, it's entirely her fault. In all fairness not everyone can be as dynamic and wonderful as I am but c'est la vie.
I have finally returned from my internship at Lone Willow Ranch and if there is anything I have learned from interning there it is how to grow beets. Beets beets beets! I grew Golden Beets, Bulls Blood Beets, Chiogga Beets, you name it I grew it. In truth before I went to Lone Willow Ranch I could not recall the taste of a beet. Its sad I know, but that's what happens when you grow up a sheltered city life. However, after gaining the opportunity and experience to grow and eat my own beets I can say with much certainty that the beetroot is the most delicious thing I have every consumed.
Now I didn't start this blog to brag about how tasty beets are. It's important to know what you're putting in your body and my sister and I have found that a good diet and a healthy amount of exercise can cure and prevent many diseases. This is important because growing and producing your own food can be a cheaper and healthier alternative.
Beets have an endless supply of health benefits so I have compiled a list of some of the amazing things it can do.
Beet Root Benefits
1) Lowers Blood Pressure
2) Supports Detoxification: purifies your blood and your liver
3) Increases Blood Flow
4) Decreases risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease.
5) Helps ease inflammation
6) Promotes a healthy complexion and hair.
7) Boosts Stamina
8) Aids digestion
9) Anti-Cancer Properties - skin, lung, and colon cancer
10) Prevents respiratory issues
11) Slows macular degeneration
12) Prevents Cataracts
13) Contains Vitamin C - boosts your immunity
14) Potassium - essential for healthy nerve and muscle function
15) Manganese - good for bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas
16) Contain Vitamin B9 (Vitamin B Folate) - reduce risk of birth defects.
Beet Leaf Benefits
17) Contains important nutrients like protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
18) Helps replenish your iron.
19) Helps ward off osteoporosis by boosting bone strength.
20) Helps combat Alzheimer and Dementia.
21) Strengthen your immune system by stimulating the production of antibodies and white blood cells.
Make sure to eat the whole Beet!