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#4 of 18 Superfoods That Fight Disease

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:13 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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san78
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

i love beetroots esp home grown ones!

mp3mom
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I'll have to try... I can't seem to get over the canned stuff my mom used :(

Quoting MamaMandee:

             

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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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 7, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Never been a fan of those things!

LntLckrsCmQut
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I'm not a fan of them either but I can handle them juiced with other things.

Quoting mp3mom:

I'll have to try... I can't seem to get over the canned stuff my mom used :(

Quoting MamaMandee:

             

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.

Credit: Getty Images



mypbandj
by Jen on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Oh man! I never eat beets.
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reneawesley
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM
I don't like beets.
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krn210
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I love beets. :-)

mp3mom
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Yes, I've juiced them, also.

Quoting LntLckrsCmQut:

I'm not a fan of them either but I can handle them juiced with other things.

Quoting mp3mom:

I'll have to try... I can't seem to get over the canned stuff my mom used :(

Quoting MamaMandee:

             

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.

Credit: Getty Images




MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Not a fan of beets
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4kidz916
by Healthiest Mom! on Feb. 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Beets are one food I can't bring myself to eat.  My mom used to can them and I always thought the house smelled like dirt while she was working with them. 

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