Beets are nutritional powerhouses, high in folate, manganese and potassium. Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

How to buy beets:
Start with beets that are firm and feel heavy for their size. If the beets came with their greens still attached, cut off the greens, wash them, and use sauté them they also are very good for you. Scrub any dirt or debris from the beets, place beets on a large piece of aluminum foil with a little bit of olive oil covering the beets and preheat the oven to 375°F beets for approximately 40 minutes, give them a squeeze if they feel soft they are done.

Simply grate raw beets for a delicious and colorful addition to salads or decorative garnish for soups.
Healthy Boil beet greens for 1 minute for a great tasting side dish, which is very similar to Swiss chard.
Marinate steamed beets in fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh herbs.

Consumption of beets can cause urine to become red or pink in color. This condition”called beeturia”is not considered harmful. Approximate Nutritional Information: 1 roasted beet: 44 calories; Total fat: 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 77mg; Total carbohydrates 10.0g; Dietary Fiber 2.0g; Sugars 8.0g; Protein 1.7 g. (