My grandmother lived to the age of 101.
In the many years that I knew here she taught me many things about living a long healthy long life. One of them was to eat your beets. And Russian Borscht was one of her favorite. Check out this blog post to learn more.
While most of us can't (or won't) eat borscht every day, there's an easy and convenient way to benefit from all the health and performance boosting nutrients found in fresh beets:
Pure Clean Powder!
Just one scoop of Pure Clean Powder a day can:
-Increase your strength, speed and stamina
-Optimize your cardiovascular health
-Reduce internal inflammation
-Facilitate a faster recovery
-Enhance the body’s ability to detoxify
-Help prevent many forms of cancer
Adding a serving of beet juice powder to your daily supplement routine is a convenient ...
and cost-effective way to maximize your health and performance potential. Lots of athletes already know this, which is why there are a growing number of beet juice powders available.
What makes Pure Clean Powder so special?
It’s not made from average, ordinary beets!
In addition to being certified organic, our beets are grown in high-nitrate soil and contain a verified nitrate content. It’s important to know that dietary nitrates are the key, health and performance enhancing nutrient naturally found in fresh beets. Most beet juice powders contain only 1% nitrates; Pure Clean Powder contains 2.5%.
That means you would need to take 2.5 times the amount of another beet powder to achieve the same benefits offered by Pure Clean Powder.
In addition to being more expensive, larger amounts of beet juice powder can have a laxative effect. And no one should have to risk the possibility of a bathroom emergency!
Once our beets are grown and harvested, they’re not treated like average, ordinary beets either. They’re juiced with a water-extraction process that removes unnecessary sugars (along with their resulting calories and carbohydrates), then low-temperature dried using a proprietary process that protects and preserves their active nutrients.
A pure, clean, mild-tasting powder that contains few calories and even fewer carbohydrates. With a single sip, you’ll taste the Pure Clean Powder difference!
Ready to take a test ride?
Use one scoop of Pure Clean Powder daily for 2-4 weeks, and enjoy the benefits of greater endurance, more power, and a faster recovery.
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Ready to learn more?
Read the following article written by Dr. Joe Mercola and borrowed from www.mercola.com:
Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a "beet" today wasn't cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.
By the 19th century, however, the natural sweetness of beets came to be appreciated and beets began to be used as a source of sugar (reportedly, Napoleon was responsible for declaring that beets be used as a primary source of sugar after the British restricted access to sugar cane).
Today, sugar beets (unfortunately often genetically-modified) are a common raw material used for the production of sugar, but many people are missing out on including them in whole form in their regular diet.
There's good reason to do so, in fact, as beets contain a variety of unique health-boosting nutrients that you may not be getting elsewhere. Plus, they're delicious!
Why Eat Beets? 6 Top Reasons
Beet roots are one of the most nutritious vegetables but should be "use sparingly" because of their high carbohydrate levels.
Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beet roots a few times a week (and their greens in unlimited quantities), enjoying not only their sweet, earthy flavor but also their powerhouse nutrients that may improve your health in the following ways.
1. Lower Your Blood Pressure
Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.
The benefit likely comes from the naturally occurring nitrates in beets, which are converted into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide, in turn, helps to relax and dilate your blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
2. Boost Your Stamina
If you need a boost to make it through your next workout, beet juice may again prove valuable. Those who drank beet juice prior to exercise were able to exercise for up to 16 percent longer. The benefit is thought to also be related to nitrates turning into nitric oxide, which may reduce the oxygen cost of low-intensity exercise as well as enhance tolerance to high-intensity exercise.
3. Fight Inflammation
Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.
As reported by the World's Healthiest Foods:
"[Betaine's]… presence in our diet has been associated with lower levels of several inflammatory markers, including C reactive protein, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha. As a group, the anti-inflammatory molecules found in beets may eventually be shown to provide cardiovascular benefits in large-scale human studies, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits for other body systems."
4. Anti-Cancer Properties
The powerful phytonutrients that give beets their deep crimson color may help to ward off cancer. Research has shown that beetroot extract reduced multi-organ tumor formations in various animal models when administered in drinking water, for instance, while beetroot extract is also being studied for use in treating human pancreatic, breast, and prostate cancers.7
5. Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
6. Detoxification Support
The betalin pigments in beets support your body's Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body. Traditionally, beets are valued for their support in detoxification and helping to purify your blood and your liver.
Eat Your Beet Greens Too
If you simply throw away the green leafy tops to your beets, you're doing yourself a disservice, as these are among the healthiest part of the plant.
Besides containing important nutrients like protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
Beet greens actually have even more iron than spinach (another leafy green in the same botanical family) as well as a higher nutritional value overall than the beetroot itself. You may be surprised to learn, for instance, that research shows beet greens may:
- Help ward off osteoporosis by boosting bone strength
- Fight Alzheimer's disease
- Strengthen your immune system by stimulating the production of antibodies and white blood cells
If you've never tried beet greens before, don't let them intimidate you. They can be added raw to vegetable juice or sautéed lightly right along with other greens like spinach and Swiss chard.