Research indicates that eating beets may actually help repair nerve damage in those suffering from diabetes, says Joan Salge-Blake, MS, RD, LDN. The vegetables contain lipoic acid, which is known to heal the numbness and pain that occurs in the hands and feet says, Everyday Health.
Beets are an abundant source of vitamins A, B and C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and fiber, reports FullCircle.com. The health benefits of beets include lowered blood pressure, increased mental well-being and a reduced risk of cancer. Beets also help cleanse the body and are a valuable source of energy.