Beet Root - To Your Health

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Beets

What they can do for you.

Beets have really come to my attention lately hearing so much about them and all the good things they can help you with and I am all for nutrition and healing through foods. I have several articles already on sweet potatoes, celery, cabbage and many other vegetables that can help us be healthy and fight cancer and other diseases. I truly believe we should have a wide variety of these healthy foods and eat raw or slightly cooked when we can. I have a wonderful cooked recipe I tried with the beet and was so lucky to use sweet potato with it making it an even more powerful dish. I also added onion and if you have ever eaten glazed onion you can just imagine how good this is. Beets though can be grated into a slaw and eaten raw or juiced for a real power punch!

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Beet health benefits consist of the treatment or curing of anemia, indigestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, kidney disorders, gall bladder problems, heart disease, cancer and even dandruff. There are claims it also helps to prevent Macular Degeneration which is a loss of vision because of damage to the retina occurring usually in older adults. Beet improves blood circulation, aids in skin care, helps prevent cataracts and intercede respiratory difficulty. Beets also have been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years.

Beet stems
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Prevent Chronic Diseases?

Cleanses bloodstream and liver!

A side effect of eating beets

Pink Urine

For about 10 to 14 percent of the population, eating beets results in passing pink or red urine. This tinted urine looks alarmingly like the blood-filled urine that can accompany a urinary tract infection. The condition is common enough to have earned a medical term: beeturia. Beeturia is sometimes theorized to be caused by a certain recessive gene or set of genes. It is also linked to iron deficiencies in the body. Beeturia can come and go depending on, among other things, the amount of pigment in the beets eaten and in what form they were consumed as well as the amount of iron needed by the body. http://www.livestrong.com/article/513786-what-are-the-side-effects-of-eating-beets/

Health benefits of beet roots can be credited to their richness in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are so beneficial health wise because of their nutritional content, such as vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, while also giving us anthocyanins which is beneficial flavonoids. They are very low in calories, with no cholesterol, but they do have the highest sugar content of all vegetables!

In my Tylenol warning article you find out what it can do to your liver. Well the beet is one of the foods that help protect and cleanse your bloodstream and your liver. We can help protect ourselves with the right foods!

Fresh beet greens
Fresh beet greens

Beets are one of the few key sources of dietary nitrates. Our body converts the nitrates to N-O in our blood cells with many identified health benefits. Scientific research proves that nitric oxide plays a part in helping to support:

• Healthy circulation

• Healthy blood pressure

• Exercise endurance and recovery

• Stamina

You can get beta-carotene from eating fresh or cooked beet greens. According to the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, beta-carotene is a form of Vitamin A found in colorful fruits and vegetables. The Office of Dietary Supplements notes that “some pro-vitamin A carotenoids have been shown to function as antioxidants in laboratory studies,” adding that this function has not been consistently demonstrated in humans. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, “antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, which are potentially damaging byproducts of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of some chronic diseases.”

Beet greens are also a source of iron, which is involved in oxygen transport and essential for regulating cell growth and differentiation, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. If you don’t have enough iron, the delivery of oxygen to your cells can be limited, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance and decreased immunity. The Food and Drug Administration recommends getting 18 grams of iron per day.

Beets are high in folic acid; (folic acid is vitamin B9, one of the B group vitamins) which the U.S. Department of Agriculture says helps the body form red blood cells. This helps prevent anemia which can have bad effects on pregnant women; slow growth in children as just a couple of examples.

A natural trace element; manganese is also found in beets and has an important function in growth and good health.

Beet greens and stems

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Greens

These should be prepared as other greens like spinach and may also be added to salads.

The root has some V-C but its top greens are packed with this at 50% RDA; being one of the powerful natural antioxidants that help the body hunt down harmful free radicals that are the reasons for cancer growth!

Such an important reason to add this to our diets on a regular basis.

Vitamin C in our diet comes from fruits and vegetables for about 90%, such as beet greens.

Beet Recipe

Easy and delicious.

I saw a recipe something like this online and I was really wanting a beet recipe so I just found what looked best to me and changed it to what I like which you may also do. Maybe you want no onion which I find delicious in this but that is me. Maybe you want to only use EVOO and no butter or no sugar. I love mine and here it is. Just hope you get it to your liking to get the benefit of the ingredients, for that is what it is all about.

Peel and slice or dice your beets and sweet potatoes. Peel and slice onion in thick round slices to cook same as other veggies. Put these and baby carrots or sliced thick reg ones in glass casserole dish. Drizzle with EVOO; sprinkle on sugar and use hands to coat evenly. Place beets on bottom because of red juices that will cook from it. Spread around other veggies on top. Dot with real butter. I am so proud of this, it is delicious. Cook only 20 minutes for firmer veggies.

Easy beet recipe - delicious

Beets will dye your other veggies if stirred so you can drain or spoon carefully if the stain is not wanted.
Beets will dye your other veggies if stirred so you can drain or spoon carefully if the stain is not wanted. | Source

Ingredients


  • 2 medium Beets, or equivalent (2 medium) peeled
  • 2 medium Sweet potatoes, or equivalent (1 large)
  • 10 baby Carrots, or equivalent (1 large sliced)
  • 3 medium Onions, less if you like
  • 1 Tbls EVOO
  • 2 Tbls Real salted butter, margarine if preferred
  • 1 Tbls Sugar

Footnote

I cooked the stems and onions in a small amount of real butter and mixed it with what was left since there was not much and it is one of the most delicious things I have ever put in my mouth! The flavor was just wow with every bite. Try it sometime for yourself!

Cook time

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 30 min

Ready in: 50 min

Yields: Serves 4


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Beets contain important phytonutrients called betalains, which are a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifier, according to WHFoods.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Jackie, I love beets and sweet potato. Actually grow them both myself, so this recipe is a good one for me. Great advice on these superfoods. Good hub.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

They can also change the color of your urine if anyone is interested in that tidbit. :)

I'm not a huge eater of vegetables, but beets are actually a veggie that I love for whatever reason...thus the knowledge about urine. LOL

Have a great weekend Jackie!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Haha Bill..I ate beets one day and forgot about it. The next day my urine was red and I was worried something was wrong with me ...until I remembered. What a relief.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Great hub here, Jackie! I have never loved the taste of beets, too bitter for me although my mom would eat them all the time. However, I do love sweet potatoes and maybe with those added I could reap the benefits of both superfoods! Plus your recipe looks so delicious I must give it a try. Wow, you have written a lot of great health hubs and I need to go back and read them all, especially being my husband is pre-diabetic now! I must be mindful more than ever what we are putting into our bodies. These would make a great book! Up and more, pinning and tweeting. Hugs, Faith Reaper


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

Hey Jackie a very useful Hub.. I think I will Beet from a different drum.. I don't know if I like beets.. but will give it a go.. thanks for sharing voted useful...:)


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

That is great John, then I am sure you know how delicious they are. Glad you liked it and hope you will share some of your beet knowledge since you plant and eat them am sure there is a hub there!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well I am sure glad you like it Billy and since you don't like many others I hope you will eat this one very often. Look what all it is good for...it might get you by. lol Thanks for always coming by!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Hm well John and Billy I should just write you both a poem about this and I am tempted but I won't lol.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I have never eaten a bitter beet Faith, maybe you had pickled ones? I think they are naturally sweet having the most sugar of any veggie but with this recipe I assure you they will not be bitter and you have you a great cancer food, and so is sweet potato, which is great for the lungs!

I really get excited over so many foods we do not make common everyday foods and we should! I plan to, too. Beets is just one of those veggies I go to in the produce as I would lettuce and I am happy about that. We never know what malady we could be saving ourselves from.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Please do try them Frank; they can be made in so many ways. I haven't tried the slaw yet and I bet that is really interesting. Eating raw though we may walk away from the table looking as if we had just come out of a Frank Atanacio novel!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, really ... that must have been what I had then. I did not realize they are sweet tasting! Well, I have been missing out then on a great superfood. I will try them for sure now. Thanks for the clarification.

I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us and trying to keep us all healthy!

Hugs,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

You are so welcome Faith. Selfishly of course I find them for myself first but then I do not mind at all sharing! Hugs


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Great article! We eat lots of the foods you've mentioned, sweet potatoes, beetroot and rhubarb all makes a seasonal appearance on our shopping list. It's good to know that some of our instincts about them are spot on. I used to grow sweet potatoes in the Grenadines and rhubarbs in my previous garden in Hertfordshire, I'll be using these wonderful foods more often now.

Another informative and well presented hub.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Loved reading all about beetroot especially after I had made a beetroot salad this evening. Nice hub.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Great hub Jackie, and something close to my heart, I wrote about them a couple of weeks ago too because I discovered an amazing lady who had cured herself just by eating them, so now I drink the juice every day! tastes a bit ugh but its okay! lol!


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lifegate 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

I have to admit the benefits of beets is great. I also have to admit they definitely aren't one of my favorites. But i suppose the benefits outweigh my personal preference. Thanks for the education.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

That is great Jo, I plan on growing beets and rhubarb this year and that reminds me I wanted to include a hubber here that shows how to grow the beets in containers! Thanks for reminding me.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Nadine! Why not give us your recipe? Bet it would pack us a wallop of good nutrition!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Wow Nell I almost feel embarrassed and had to go check your hub and indeed you did and not only that but I commented. Well all I can say is people kept telling me about beets and I went for them and when I decided to write about them I typed it in and only two came up and were not how I was wanting to write about them so seemed fine, in fact I have one here on my hub as planting them in containers! (Type in beets, yours does not come up!) Although yours is about beetroot juice I still would have never written about beets if I had remembered! Oh please, find me a veggie for memory! Well I will put yours here too Nell since I didn't single out the juice! Thankfully. lol

Mix the beet juice with something else, that is how I force down lots of things!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Let me tell you Bill fresh beet are just so much better than canned. I liked canned OK, but I love them fresh! That recipe up there is so fantastic that I will be eating that at least every week. The onions taste sugar glazed and help set the whole dish off!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well I have been avoided this hangup you guys seem to have with the toilet water but I guess it would be a good thing for people to know and not get alarmed! lol They are fantastic, I think I just won't be able to get enough of them! I am plotting how all I can fix them to be super healthy. Good to see you, Bob!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well it is detoxing and purifying the blood and liver, so a small price to pay, Nell. I always ate them but in a can and those are not really good. Cooked really are good.

I know mine is different but I just grabbed the first video I saw...and it was same as yours! lol Sometimes I feel so old!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hey Jackie and Nell, as I've said before us Aussies (well most of us...some of my kids don't) love our beetroot. Here is a link that talks about how we love it on our burgers. A must have for me! http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/australia-...


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mylindaelliott 2 years ago from Louisiana

I do use foods for health. I don't care for beets but you do make theme sound good.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

I like beets but my favorite way to prepare them has always been to either pickle them or make Harvard Beets. Great hub.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

What Beets Can Do For You is an interesting hub. I usually pickle beets with vinegar and other ingredients


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Beets are such a healthy food, and you've done an excellent job with promoting their benefits, even with a recipe! For as long as I can recall they've always been on my "yucky - do not eat" list but to be honest, I can't even tell you why. Goes back to childhood, I think. (I like sweet potatoes, however.) A great hub idea might be how to move items from your "yucky" list to your "will eat" list. It looks like there are others who can benefit from this too, judging from some of the comments.

Voted up +++.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you John, I will check that out!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

They really are mylindaelliot and you can't get easier than popping in the oven half hour or less! I prefer them covered to cook quicker and be juicier.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I just don't care for the pickled and is why maybe I thought I didn't like them Au fait; although my mom use to put boiled eggs at Easter in the pickled beet juice and I liked those! I will have to look up your Harvard ones, never heard of those.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Was just talking about those Devika, and too I am not sure those would benefit us do you? But I don't care for them anyway, lol.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

FlourishAnyway, hope that means you will try them. I have some peeled and ready to prepare this evening. I may try them slightly different but I sure liked them as the recipe above. Maybe cook a little less for firmer veggies and cut the onions thinner to match up, cause we don't want those firm,,,well i don't lol cause I love the sweetish onion! I do not salt this dish which makes it even healthier.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I love beets and eat them regularly with the stems and greens--but my husband won't touch them! Great hub Jackie!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Audrey and isn't it maddening at the people who will not even try something good for themselves that could maybe make them so much healthier or even more? But what can we do?


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I’m not a beet person, and am a sweet potato addict. :-) I had no idea beets were so healthy. I have new-found respect for this veggie, Jackie.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I love beets, and I don't know why I don't eat them more often. Your veggie dish with beets looks delicious. I sure didn't know beets were good for dandruff. Thanks!


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Theater girl 2 years ago from New Jersey

Thank you for sharing! I love beets and enjoy them in many forms (smoothies, roasted, in salads) and I am delighted to learn even more about them!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

I love beets and this is a great article about them. I didn't realize all they helped in the body. Your presentation is beautiful also. Your recipe is intetesting. I never thought of combining beets with sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing this with us. Voted up ++++


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beets are frequently on the menu at my house and everyone loves them. Glad to read that they are so good for us.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Sorry I should have put extra virgin olive oil with the EVOO for it is like slang with American cooks. I always peel the beets and sweet potatoes or they would have a bitter flavor and I never cook in the microwave, for I don't trust it to have any nutrition afterwards but I will make that clear, thank you, Joelle for pointing out that I am not speaking only to the neighbors, lol. I fixed this again today for brunch with an egg and hash brown casserole and it was even better than the one above. I cooked the beets to have a slight bite and they are even more appealing and sweet.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Genna, they really are so very good and for the good they do worth the effort to fix so you will like them.


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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Thank you for the precisions. I prefer to avoid cooking with the microwave as well.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I am glad to her that Theater girl and thank for letting us know about someone already a fan!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you suzette, I probably would not have thought of mixing the two roots either but I saw a recipe and although I did not feel I would like that recipe it gave me the idea for this one; in fact that is how I get about all my own recipes, maybe everyone does. We just have to fix it the way we like it!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Susan; I wish I had only found out after the fact and had been eating them all these years but I sure will from now on and now I am finding out so many ways to fix them and I am sure anyway least cooked or raw would be better.


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Mekenzie 2 years ago from Michigan

Making me hungry for beets Jackie. :) This is some really great information on the nutritional benefits of the veggie that turns the urine pink .. had to laugh at Billy's comment.

Your recipe sounds yummy - I love beets, sweet potatoes and glazed onions so it sounds like a hit to me.

Great hub friend,

Mekenzie


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Mekenzie! It really is good, I had it again today and I am wondering if anything can be better, not kidding. Yes those benefits got me after it with no idea it would be so good.


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artsandlearning 2 years ago from 1518 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 15, Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Great nutritional info! Beets with its anti-carcinogenic properties, it’s best to incorporate them in daily diet. I will include them in my diet in many forms such as baked, steamed, and eaten raw, boiled, pickled, or as juice.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

Mt mother lives with me and we both love beets, unlike my husband, so we eat them fairly regularly. I have not tried beet greens, but will now that I have read your article.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I haven't had the greens yet either Pamela and my chickens love them so I don't know when I will get to try them but I did have the stems sauteed with onion today and it was delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Great idea Artsandlearning; I plan to do the very same thing. They truly are a boost to our health.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Beets for dandruff is new to me, but I don't doubt it for a second. I like the beet stain on some foods. Makes a great red potato salad for Valentine's Day. Thanks for for a great article. Voted Up!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Wow Dora, I hope you will give us that recipe! Thanks so much for the vote up.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Wow Dora, I hope you will give us that recipe! Thanks so much for the vote up.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

Beets rock! Unfortunately I'm the only one in our house who eats them, but I do whenever I get a chance. My only issue is the stains.


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DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

I love beetroot. Thanks for new recipes to use it. Useful hub.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Glimmer Twin Fan, I have never had any problem with them staining but I always use glass casserole dishes or teflon skillets or pots and I guess neither of those hold a stain. I think I will dye some boiled eggs with the juice this year though!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I am having them often now DreamerMeg; and starting to enjoy some of the benefits already.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Interesting and so useful Jackie and voted up for sure.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Eddy and please enjoy your day too.


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b. Malin 2 years ago

I have always LOVED Beets...Hot or Cold, Pickled on not...I Enjoyed reading about all the health benefits. Nice Beet recipe that I will definitely try. I also Enjoy putting them Cold in my Salads. Good one Jackie.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

In a salad sounds great b., thank you! I just had them again today, I am quite taken with them but don't believe I would pickled, I think that is how Mom fixed them when I was a child and I didn't like them. Well and I watch my salt too. Glad you like them though cause they are fantastic for your health!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

A green salad isn't a salad without beets :) Love this article and learned plenty about the benefits of eating beets - thanks so much! Sharing, pinning and trying your recipe. ~ Audrey


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Vocalcoach and I will try the beets in salad!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I have always enjoyed beets, but right now, I am on a barley and lentil kick. Thanks for the great information, and I will be thinking about fresh beets with butter.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Deb, and for reminding me to cook up my barley and lentils! I bet they would go great with the beets!


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

What a wonderful combination of information in this hub. I love beets and any other vegetable for that matter. I'm definitely gonna try your beet and sweet potato recipe. I usually just put them in salads but this recipe sounds delish. BTW-on that note Bill talked about: I ended up at the doctor's office after seeing what I thought was blood in my urine. I had forgotten that beets can do this. Oops :-0 Wish I would have remembered as it was not a fun exam.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Oh, wow Minn Twin that would have been bad and yes I am glad I was forewarned too for I had no idea! I just had beets today but without the onion or any extras and not quite as flavorful! But I will eat them all anyway knowing how good they are for me. Great to see you!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you teaches and I have discovered I like them best cooked with onion myself, though I can eat them plain it seems onion or sweet potato or both just give them a sweeter taste. I do not like the canned ones although they are easier, I figure maybe not so great to eat as far as nutrition. Course that is true of most canned foods.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you teaches and I have discovered I like them best cooked with onion myself, though I can eat them plain it seems onion or sweet potato or both just give them a sweeter taste. I do not like the canned ones although they are easier, I figure maybe not so great to eat as far as nutrition. Course that is true of most canned foods.


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B. A. Williams 2 years ago from USA

Great article and its an overlooked vegetable which tastes terrific. Thanks for all the information and I love them pickled.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

That is right B.A.; I had overlooked them for years and so glad to get all this good info on them and really enjoying them, especially with onion I think. Thank you.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you, indeed I will do all I can do. This is the first it has happened to me that I know of. Of course it is not right and they will have to remove it.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I checked it out and they really should have gotten my permission but they have not stolen it and it has my name and link to here so I cannot see the harm myself, it just gets more people to me and maybe they will check out my other articles. It is like free ads. Sorry I see no problem with it. I expected them to be pretending it is theirs and they are not and they even say they will remove it if I ask them but especially making money it would benefit me to get more to hit on this hub if I were publishing for profit.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

No I do appreciate you telling me and if I had seen the whole article there I would not have liked that but to read it all they had to come to HP and my article so I see no problem with that. I will check back later and make sure it is still that way and as I say, they should have asked but it seems to my good as I saw it tonight. I will leave your remarks in case I ever do want to go to facebook and will have all that important info you brought here and so will anyone else, again, thanks.


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retired06 2 years ago from Oregon, USA

Well, I have never eaten beets since I was a child. I hated them then and my mom used to make me eat them, just the thought of them now makes me cringe....but, I am willing to give them another try now that I am older just to see if I might like them now, because I know they are good for health. I was thinking I might try them in a smoothie as that might hide the beet flavor that I never liked. Do you have a smoothie recipe that uses beets?


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

No I don't really have a recipe retired; but I just peel and cut a small one into small pieces not to break my blender and add to recipes I already use which always include a bit of ginger root, apples, fresh apple cider, couple stalks celery, 2 bananas and then whatever else you need in particular for your health which could be spinach or a number of things but with these ingredients it is always good and always enough for two days for one or two persons. Added ice at the end of course make it so good. Beet just has a sweet taste to me, maybe your mom fixed pickled, I did not like those either but when I cook them I like a bit of onion with mine, just adds much to the flavor whether you eat the onion or not, I think.


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Johan Smulders 2 years ago from East London, South Africa

Great vegetable and very tasty. Thanks for the article.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Johan; I am crazy about it with onion!


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Kristine Manley 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This is a wonderful Hub! I love beets, and one of my favorite juices is beet, carrot, apple, and ginger.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

That sounds really good Kristine; I have never thought to juice a beet; and with apple, ginger and carrot it almost makes my mouth water! lol I will try it. Thank you.


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Peggy W 5 months ago from Houston, Texas

I enjoy eating all parts of beets but my husband does not. He will eat them in pickled form. Combining sweet potatoes and beets...how colorful! Will have to give that a try. Thanks! Sharing this and pinning to my veggies board.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Peggy and I think the onion makes it so yummy too. I know many just like the pickled but not for me and I am glad since we know it can't be as healthy...although...am hearing benefits of pickled things just lately, so who knows?

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