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4 of 17 Superfoods That Fight Disease

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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Beets

Why they're super: Beets are loaded with antioxidants and have been found to protect against cancer, heart disease, and inflammation. Naturally sweet and full of fiber and vitamin C, beets make a delicious and nutrient-packed addition to any meal.

How to enjoy them: Try finely grated raw beets in your salads or roast them along with sweet potatoes and parsnips for a colorful and flavorful side-dish—just keep in mind that certain cooking methods (like boiling) may decrease their nutritional value. And don't forget about the leafy green tops, which are rich in iron and folate, and can be prepared much like their cousins, Swiss chard and spinach.

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by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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Stevensmomma
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

we havent really done beets but maybe we should try them  again

lil_mama06
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM

When I was younger I hated beets...Maybe I'll try again...

MamaMandee
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 4:50 PM
Same here

Quoting lil_mama06:

When I was younger I hated beets...Maybe I'll try again...

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by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Wish I liked them :)

Lindalou907
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I always add them if I'm at a salad bar :)

flowerfunleah
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

My husband loooooves beets! I don't really like them but grated in a salad is a good idea!

Apr1l
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Beets make a nice cheek stain too
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MamaMandee
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM
I dont like them either but also liked the idea of trying them again by grating them in a salad.

Quoting flowerfunleah:

My husband loooooves beets! I don't really like them but grated in a salad is a good idea!

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lasombrs
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 7:43 AM

i dont like them

charlene_kyle
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

 I do not like beets.

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