Beets or beetroots, as they are often called, belong to the Chenopodiaceous family.
The earliest signs of their cultivation was approximately 4,000 years ago in the Mediterranean region.
They have long been associated with sexuality and have been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years.
Their health benefits goes way beyond that though.
Possible health benefits:
- liver health
- high cholesterol
- gall bladder
- blood circulation
- heart health
- respiratory health
- may prevent cataracts
- boosts energy levels
Beets have such a wide range of health benefits because of their nutritional content,
including vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium,
iron, copper and phosphorus, while also being a source of beneficial flavonoids called anthocyanins.
They are very low in calories, with no cholesterol, but they do have the highest sugar content of all vegetables.
An easy and fun way to add beets to your diet is in powder form.
Buy Beet Root Powder here: High Vibe
Mix Beet Root Powder into your raw juices, smoothies and protein shakes.
Use in salad dressings and homemade chocolate.
Add to cakes, muffins and cookies.
Tint frostings and homemade candy.
Use as a tint in natural, homemade lip balm.
Here is a beautiful recipe using beetroot powder from Inuliflora
Coconut, Cacao & Beetroot Squares
This sublime raw, vegan and gluten free dessert is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
- 1 cup raw ground nuts. Almonds, cashews, pecans and brazil nuts work great.
- 1 cup raw ground cacao beans
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 12 ground dates
- ¼ cup water
Blend the ingredients until it forms a homogenized dough, add water as needed. Stretch the dough on the bottom of a dish.
Blend the ingredients together until a homogenized dough is formed, add water as needed.
Stretch the dough over step one.
Cut into cubes and serve.