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Beets Boost Brain Health and Much More

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  • Beets can improve athletic performance, help fight inflammation, lower blood pressure, help you detoxify, lower your risk for heart failure and stroke, help combat cancer and improve brain neuroplasticity
  • Many of the benefits of beets are due to their high nitrate content. Your body transforms nitrates into nitic oxide, which enhances oxygenation and has a beneficial impact on your circulatory system
  • Beets are very high in sugars, so if you’re insulin resistant, diabetic, or are in the initial stages of nutritional ketosis, fermented beets and beet juice may be preferable, as virtually all sugar is eliminated during fermentation

By Dr. Mercola

There's a lot to be said for the humble beet, an easy-to-grow garden vegetable. Whether juiced raw, cooked, pickled or fermented, beets have a wide range of health benefits. The nutrients they contain fight inflammation, lower blood pressure and help you detoxify. Beets have also been shown to lower your risk for heart disease and stroke, and may even help combat cancer.


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