Eat More Beets!
Beet Root Powder is something everyone should have. With its super-high nutritional value, Beet Root is essential to the person looking for optimum health, detoxification, and happiness. Yes, I said happiness! Please read on.....
Beet Root powder contains high amounts of the amino acid betaine,which acts as a stimulant for the production of SAM-e (S-adenoslmethionine). SAM-e is known to naturally boost production of certain hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, the hormones responsible for feelings of well-being, relaxation, and pleasure. Betaine is certainly an anti-depressant of the first order!
Studies have shown that SAM-e is just as effective as anti-depressant medications without the side effects frequently associated with the medications (headaches, sleeplessness and sexual dysfunction). Plus, antidepressants tend to take six to eight weeks to begin working, while SAM-e seems to begin much more quickly than that. Other studies have shown that SAMe may reduce pain and inflammation in the joints, as well as promote cartilage repair. It was also found to relieve osteo and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and was the equivalent to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in diminishing morning stiffness, decreasing pain, reducing swelling, improving range of motion, and increasing walking pace, without the horrible side effects!
As well as aiding the body in recovering from depression, Beet Root helps loosen the mucous buildup from the colon walls, thus resulting in a cleaner colon! And that, combined with the betaine's liver detox properties, make Beet Root powder an excellent colon cleanse/detox product.
Did you know that one teaspoon of Beet Root Powder equals a HALF POUND of Beets? That's right, and Beet Root is low in calories and fat too. It's an excellent supplement in a weight loss programs. Beet Root Powder is one of the best-known plant source of assimilable iron. The iron contained in Red Beets is organic and non-irritating and will not cause constipation, so that makes Beet Root an excellent supplement for anemia. It's also great for pregnant women too! Beet Root powder contain phosphorus, sodium (the good kind), magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium, as well as fiber, vitamins A and C, niacin, folic acid, and biotin. Beet Roots aid circulation, build red corpuscles, and add tone to blood. So here's a convenient way to make Red Beets a part of your daily diet without having to cook them or juice them.
Take 1 teaspoon 1 or 2 times a day. Mix with water or juice. Re-hydration is usually instantaneous in liquid. Because Beet Root Juice can have a strong effect on some individuals when they use it for the first time (dizziness due to its strong detoxification), it is suggested that you start out with just a half a teaspoon dose and work your way up to one teaspoon. It is best taken on an empty stomach: 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.
Serving suggestions: You can simply mix it with water to make a regular beet juice or try it in juice for a more sweet taste. I put mine in a shake every morning (combined with Wheatgrass powder for a super-healthy mix!). Beet Root powder can be used in pasta and tomato-based sauces, such as spaghetti and barbecue; in dry gravy mixes and sauces; salad dressings; meat, fish, and poultry coatings, and cakes. You can dye your mashed potatoes pink for a fun meal!
Kids not eating enough vegetables? Here's a great idea. Empty out your ketchup bottle into a bowl, mix in the Beet Root Powder and pour it back into the container. When your kids put ketchup on their food, they'll actually be having a healthy treat. Sneaky, but effective!
So get yourself and your family some beet root powder and start feeling good right away!