Beets also help protect against cancer, particularly colon cancer, helps the body rid itself of tumors and helps offset diseases of the blood including leukemia, abscesses, acne and boils.
Beets contain folic acid which is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells. This is especially important for pregnant women, or anyone undergoing physical healing. Beets are a good source of sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorous.
Dr. Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Director of the Translational Science Center, said: “Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain. This will help to offset progressive dementia and poor cognition as one ages”.