I’m always excited when I come across something natural that helps promote good bone health. And when it also helps other aspects of your health, that’s even better. That’s how I feel about what I’ve learned about a certain common vegetable that I hadn’t paid much attention to before. I had no idea it was such a nutritional powerhouse for your bones. But that’s not all, it also has some other pretty amazing health benefits. Let me tell you about it.
Drink This Ruby Red Veggie Daily for Better Bones and More
It’s pretty rare when I come across a new food, or nutrient, that can do so much for bone health. I’m so impressed by what this veggie does for your bones that I’ve been telling all my patients to go buy a big bunch of beets and make their own beetroot juice to drink daily.
Other than having my grandmother’s borscht on occasion, or eating a Greek salad now and then, I’d never thought much about beets before. But, recently, I found out that this ruby red veggie has been carrying a secret for bone health that I wished I had known sooner.
Beets, it seems, is an extremely rich source of certain vitamins and minerals that are crucial to bone health. These include:
Reap ALL The Health Benefits of Beetroot
Aside from keeping your bones healthy, regular beetroot consumption also helps:
I recommend that you get some beets, or beetroot juice, into your diet at least 3 times a week. They can really boost both your bone health, immunity, and your exercise tolerance levels. If you can exercise more frequently, you’ll go a long way to build bone. Eating beets, or drinking beet juice, can also help you relax and fight stress.
If you’re diabetic you’ll want to limit eating fresh beets regularly as they contain a lot of natural sugar which can wreak havoc. Instead, eat beet greens or buy Betaine tablets. These are extracts of beets, dried, compressed into a tablet. They help break down bile and sludge in your liver and remove toxins. But, they also contain all the vital nutrients of whole beets. You can find these at your local health food store or online.