BEETS

BEETS

B E E T S

BENEFITS : - 

  • A Source of folate, fiber and potassium.
  • The greens are a rich source of potassium, calcium , iron, beta carotene, and vitamin C,
  • Low in calories.
  • Rich in phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and saponins, which may bind cholesterol in the digestive tract, lowering the risk for heart disease.

DRAWBACKS : -

  • Turn urine and  stools red, a harmless condition that nonetheless alarms people who mistake it for blood.
  • If prone to kidney stones or gout, avoid beet greens as they are high in oxalates. Oxalates can form small crystals and contribute to the development of kidney stones.

Beets are a highly versatile vegetable. They can be cooked and served as a side dish, pickled and  eaten as a salad or condiment, or used as the main ingredient in borscht, a popular Eastern European soup. Beet greens, the most nutritious part of the vegetable, can be cooked and served like spinach or Swiss chard.

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