This beautiful purple veggie is finally getting the attention it deserves! You might say we were ahead of the trend with our Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies. Here are five reasons why you should incorporate these yummy veggies into your diet ASAP. Plus a fun recipe for beet dip!
1. HELLO, Vitamins & Nutrients
Beets are filled with everyday nutrients like Vitamin B, Iron, and Copper. These are all necessary for our bodies to function properly & normally! (P.S. The beet greens have more iron than spinach)
2. GOOD Mood Food
Beets contain high levels of folate which is crucial for good mood, memory retrieval, processing speed, and lightning reflexes.
3. BYE BYE High Blood Pressure
There are naturally occurring nitrates in beets and these nitrates are converted to nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide helps our bodies relax, which in turn, improves blood flow.
4. FIGHTS Against Disease
Beets are attributed to stopping the onset of chronic disease. This is because of the high level of betalains (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant) found in the veggie.
5. DETOX Support
Your liver works hard to rid your body of any toxins it may encounter and Betanine, an amino acid found in beets, helps reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Creamy, Greek Yogurt Beet Dip Recipe
1 package (8.8oz) of Love Beets, cooked and peeled
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
1 package of Bitsy’s Sweet Potato Cinna-Graham Smart Crackers
- Add beets, garlic, Greek yogurt, olive oil and salt in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
- Garnish with feta and/or green onions. Dip your crackers and/or veggies, and enjoy!