What Are Some of the Benefits of Eating Beets?


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Beets offer a variety of health benefits including boosted stamina, lowered blood pressure and decreased risk of certain cancers. Beets are also a great source of potassium, magnesium, fiber and many other nutrients.

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Eating Beets?
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Mankind acknowledged the beneficial properties of beets as far back as ancient Rome when the Romans used them as an aphrodisiac. Modern science has substantiated this age-old belief; researchers say that beets contain a high amount of boron, which is associated with the production of human sex hormones. When eating beets, a small percentage of the population may experience beeturia, a reddening of the urine, caused by the excretion of betalain pigments from the beets. While not inherently harmful, beeturia can be indicative of low stomach acidity.

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