Contains nitrates that open the blood vessels improving oxygen and nutrient flow throughout the body leading to an energy and brain boost, and the root of its reputation as nature's Viagra. Has antioxidants including vitamin C, manganese and also betalains which give beets their red color. Betalains are considered very powerful health boosters with early studies showing benefits for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and inflammation. It's antioxidant nutrients have also been shown to support deep cleansing of the body by chemically combining with unwanted toxic substances and flushing them from the system. Also used to treat depression thanks to tryptophan which helps relax the mind.toxins.
A good source of Vitamins A, C, and K as well as calcium and a wide range of minerals including copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorous. Contains Carotenoids and flavonoids which have anti-cancer fighting properties and also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin compounds which promote better eye health. Vitamin K is especially recognized to reduce the risk of cancer but can interfere with anticoagulant drugs and should be avoided by people on them. Contains sulfur which helps detoxify the body. High iron levels promote healthy bodily function as iron is essential in the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, carrying oxygen around the body, and proper liver function. Also has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to omega 3 fatty acids content and promotes better cardiovascular health by reducing bad cholesterol levels.
Contains exceptionally high levels of phytonutrients, especially in the skin, which include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids to help fight off illnesses, even cancer, and alleviate inflammation related conditions. Is a hypoallergenic fruit so generally does not cause reactions in people with food sensitivities. Also contains vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6, as well as folates and important minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.