Beets: 10 Benefits of Beets

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Beets Benefit #10: Beet Greens

Not only is the actual beetroot a powerful and nutrient-dense source of food, the top greens of the root provide additional health benefits. Commonly referred to as beet greens they can be consumed in various ways as well, raw, boiled or steamed. Beet greens have a similar taste and texture to spinach. One cup of beet greens contains an additional 1.4 grams of dietary fiber and provides the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and K.

Beet greens promote healthy eyes and provide protection. Rich in vitamin A, beet greens also contain an additional antioxidant known as lutein, which provides over 275 micrograms in one cup. The combination of both provides a powerful defense against the development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Vitamin K is involved blood coagulation, a process that is required to control the binding of calcium in bones (rather than in the tissue) and supports the prevention of osteoporosis.


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