Day 16 New Year new You : Beets Beat High Blood Pressure

Drinking beetroot juice ‘can help beat blood pressure.

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Ten Benefits of Beets

Beets are a super food, a super anti-oxidant that fights cancer and reduces inflammation.
Beets are good for working out. They improve blood flow, which increases endurance during a workout.
Beets purifies the blood and cleanse the liver.
Beets have been proven to lower blood pressure and reverse hypertension.
Beets help to deliver oxygen to the parts of your body that need it, even the brain.
Beets may have an aphrodisiac effect as they contain high amounts of boron, related to the production of sex hormones.
Beets are high in fiber, high in vitamin C and folic acid, and contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous!
Beets contain folic acid aids in physical healing, and is good for pregnant women.
Beets are good for your mental health, as they contain betain, which aids in depression.
Beets are the sweetest vegetable, high in good carbs, low in calories and give you the right kind of energy.

Try this Breakfast Super Smoothie/ Juice to improve your nutrition in just one glass.

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Beet and Carrot Smoothie

1 small red beet (equivalent to 1/2 cup), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, coarsely chopped
1 ripe pear, such as red Bartlett or red D’Anjou, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 cups water

1. Steam beets and carrots until tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Serves 2. Per serving: 134 calories; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g unsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbs; 62 mg sodium; 2 g protein; 7 g fibre.

Or this one perhaps…. The raw beets are earthy and sweet and the other fruits harmonize with and balance the beet taste.

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