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** 6 Health Benefits of Eating Beets **
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May 10, 2012 by Kiley Dumas in Healthy Eating
beets, Health facts
If you are an avid beet lover, this article isn’t for you (but read on
anyway for validation of your beet love)! You already know that beets are
an extremely nutritious food choice that just happens to be tasty and
delicious – you can eat the greens too! You already know that beets are
an insane source of vitamins and minerals. But did you know that beets are
the second largest source of sugar, after sugar cane?
If you’re not a beet lover, read on, and you soon will be.
*1. Beets are nature’s Viagra*
Seriously. One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans,
who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. And that’s not just urban
legend – science backs it up. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which
is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.
*2. Beets are high in many vitamins and minerals*
Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C;
beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid. These are but a few of the many
nutrients, vitamins and minerals that can be found in beets and beet
greens. Beets are particularly beneficial to women whom are pregnant
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