While they may not be a common staple at your house, beets are loaded with nutrition
benefits! From liver support and increased exercise performance, to better bones and overall
heart health, nothing beats eating a beet!
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Beets
① Heart Healthy: Beets can help lower blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels for easier blood flow and increasing oxygen delivery throughout your body. Beets are also rich in potassium.
② Boost Athletic Performance: Beets are a natural, energizing food due to the power of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide boosts the volume and speed of oxygen and nutrient delivery throughout the body to help extend endurance, improve intensity, and lessen recovery times. Beets are also rich in antioxidants and electrolytes, so skip the pre-workout mix and opt for beet juice. Adding beet powder or frozen riced veggies to your smoothie is another simple pick- me-up option!
③ Find Your Inner Foodie: Beets are a natural food coloring option and an easy way to add a bright burst of color to any meal or dessert! From dips, salads and desserts, the ideas are endless! For more beet recipe ideas check out:
https://www.lovebeets.com/recipes/ or look for the following beet products in the grocery store.
Wishing you all a beet-iful Spring!
Erin Good is a community dietitian at Waukee Hy-Vee in Waukee, IA. Erin is passionate about guiding, motivating and helping others achieve a happy, healthy lifestyle.