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Why You Should Be Growing Beets in Your Garden

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Not often praised as a tasty addition to your plate, the beet should be as it is packed with healthy nutrients that help prevent disease, and can be prepared in multiple ways to meet most anyone’s taste
  • Beets grow best during cooler months, require consistent moisture and need well-drained, aerated soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 to thrive
  • Both the greens and the root are high in nutrients that can help reduce your blood pressure, improve your athletic performance, reduce your risk of cancer and have anti-inflammatory properties

Beets are easy to grow in your garden or a pot, can be used in multiple ways in your food and are packed with vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it's a plant you might consider this summer as you're planning your garden.

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