Beets are one of the most valuable foods you can eat. Beets help build up red corpuscles of the blood and tone up the blood. Women, in particular, can reap tremendous benefit from beets as this food helps regulate hormones and blood. 

Nature has furnished us with a way to seek health, energy, vigor, and vitality. While the actual content of iron in red beets is not high, it’s an excellent food source for replenishing blood corpuscles. Beets are approx. 50% sodium and are also rich in calcium. This is a valuable proportion for maintaining the solubility of calcium, particularly when, as a result of eating cooked foods, inorganic calcium has been permitted to accumulate in the system and has formed deposits within the blood vessels, resulting in a toughening of the walls, as in the case of varicose veins and hardening of the arteries, or a thickening of the blood, resulting in high blood pressure and other forms of heart trouble. The 20% potassium content furnishes the general nourishment for all the physiological functions of the body, while the 8% content of chlorine furnishes a splendid organic cleanser of the liver, kidneys, and gall bladder, also stimulating the activity of the lymph throughout the entire body. The combination of carrot and beet juice furnishes a good percentage of phosphorous and sulphur on the one hand, and potassium and other alkaline elements on the other hand, which, together with the high content of Vitamin A, completes what is probably the best natural builder of the blood cells and particularly the red blood corpuscles.

One half cup of beets, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt contains 1.43 grams protein, 37 calories and 1.7 grams dietary fiber.

Here is the nutrition breakdown:

Potassium – 259 mg
Phosphorus – 32 mg
Magnesium – 20 mg
Calcium – 14 mg
Iron – 0.67 mg
Sodium – 65 mg
Zinc – 0.3 mg
Copper – 0.063 mg
Manganese – 0.277 mg
Selenium – 0.6 mcg
Vitamin A – 30 iu
Vitamin C – 3.1 mg
Niacin – 0.281 mg
Folate – 68 mcg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.023 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.034 mg
Pantothenic Acid – 0.123 mg
Vitamin B6 – 0.057 mg
Vitamin K – 0.2 mcg
Vitamin E – 0.03 mg

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