Monday, January 25, 2010

Beets, Beets, Beets

Wow! There is so much information about beets! Where do I begin?!
Beets are known for their stainable red juice, that is a little lighter than pomegranate juice. Beets are plants that are grown with long leafy stems, called chard that are also rich in flavor and used in many dishes. Beets have been traced back to Babylonia and and China from dates 8 BC to 850 BC.

The entire plant can be eaten from the Swiss Chard to the beet, which is all beneficial to humans. The chard can be eaten boiled, or stir fried. The beet can be boiled, cooked, cold in a salad, pickled, or prepared where it is the main ingredient in the famous beet dish, Borscht.

Beets are used as alternative medicine to protect diabetic livers, fevers, as well as lowering blood pressure. It was used in the Middle Ages to help blood and digestive diseases. It was also used as an aphrodisiac. Who knew?!

My recipe is drink that makes you feel better and can only benefit you!

For one serving,
1 beet
2 small carrots
1/2 orange
small amount of ginger root

Juice all ingredients with juicer and enjoy a spicy drink!

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