Did You Know That… Beet Leaves…

Did you know that beet leaves are also edible? And in addition, they are much healthier than beetroot so they can be used as a medicine.

Beetroot is the taproot part of a beet plant. Beetroots are usually used grated in salads, or boiled and sliced with vinegar. They are very tasty and nutritious. Beetroots have been popular as a superfood. Beetroots are low in calories and cholesterol and rich in antioxidants and vitamin B. They also contain carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus. Beets can be used raw, steamed, boiled, roasted or pickled.

Health benefits of beetroots:

  • May help fight inflammation
  • May improve digestion
  • May support brain health
  • May reduce blood pressure
  • May support heart health
  • May prevent cancer
  • May reduce blood sugar levels
  • May slow the development of dementia

Beet leaves are rich in nutrients such as:

  • Proteins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamins C, E, B (except B12)
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Mangan
  • Sodium
  • Amino acid tryptophan
  • Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin

Beet leaves also contain many active plant components such as antioxidants that protect against cell damage.

Ways to use beet leaves:

  • Add the leaves to your green smoothie
  • Add leaves to the salad
  • Make a stir fry with the leaves and garlic
  • Cook in the same way as kale
  • Cook a stew of beet leaves

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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.