The Benefits Of Juicing Beets

juicing beetsI’ve heard that juicing helps people experiment and learn to like vegetables that they normally wouldn’t eat. Juicing beets happened to be just like that for me. I love beets now, but I didn’t start liking them until I started juicing.  We had beets occasionally with dinner when I was growing up. It was one of those vegetables that I just didn’t like as a kid. Kind of like broccoli. I would rather sit and stare at them for 20 minutes before taking one bite. I usually got away with it too.

After I started juicing I tried a beet in a juice recipe and loved it. They’re sweet, red and smell delicious. They turn any green juice red and just about anything else they touch red too.  So if beets disgust you, try them in a juice. You might just be surprised at how good they really do taste in the raw. Beets are a tremendous source of instant energy too. Yehaa!

Juicing Beets

Not only are beets a great boost to your physical well-being and a wonderful source of iron, studies have shown beets to be an immunity booster and guard against cancer, especially colon cancer. When you are juicing beets they contain ZERO trans fat and ZERO saturated fat. They are also low-calorie! Juicing beets gives you a boost in energy because of their carbohydrates, but unlike processed foods which are high in carbohydrates, beets will energize your body. Juicing beets can be regarded as body fuel.

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Beets are famous for their ability to cleanse the blood and strengthen the gall bladder and liver. Beet juice is very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I’m juicing beets a lot now and let me tell you, they are sweet and delicious. Do you get a boost in energy too when juicing beets?

Here’s an excellent recipe for you to try:

Beetastic Punch

1 small Granny Smith apple (4–6 ounces), cored and cut into chunks

1/2 large cucumber

1/2 medium beet

2 medium carrots

1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger

Process all ingredients in your juicer.

Makes one 16-ounce glass.

Note to self: Beets turn everything inside your body pink. Don’t be freaked out when everything comes out pink. It just means the beets are working!

What’s your favorite recipe with beets?

Resources:

Yahoo Voices: 15 Health Benefits Of Beets

Macrobiotics – Health Benefits Of Juicing

Simply Health | Juicing 101: The Basic Cleanse

Here are some more resources I use:

 

10 Responses to “The Benefits Of Juicing Beets”

  1. Great post!! I love reading about creative, inventive ways to get your veggies in! I know so many I’d love to pass this article on to! Thanks for posting!

    JoLynn Braley
    The F.A.T. Release Coach

  2. I juiced for a week to clean out my digestive system. I used beets in almost every juice. There is just so much flavor and it made me feel great. Worked perfectly and felt 10 times better when I was done.

    After I finished juicing I switched over to a 7 day meal plan to keep my digestive system 100% and it worked perfectly.

    I love Juicing!
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  3. Dianne
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    I have always liked beets and have included them in my salad. I love their color, the crunch and the sweetness. They just look like little rubies. I have never juiced them but I am going to be in the market for a juicer soon and have to give them a go. Great post!
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  4. Jessica Mills says:

    This is a great post. I started juicing because I didnt like the textures or taste of certain vegetables, like beets, collard greens, kale, and celery and wanted to optimize my vitamin/mineral intake. Using beets in my juices helps take the tart, or bitter taste out of the greener juices like collard greens. I love its subtle earthy tones. Yumm!

  5. Angeli Saenz says:

    Try this Apple Beet Detox juice recipe its my fav with beets :)!:
    1 apple
    1 beet
    1 orange
    1/2 lemon peeled
    handful parsley

  6. Marc Mendoza
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    Thank you for such a great article! I was vehemently opposed to beets thanks to the way my school prepared them. Colorful? Yes! But they looked so gross. Lo and behold, 30 years later, I’m buying them up, slicing them up, and juicing them!

  7. I eat beets everyday as my salad contains it. Even I don’t like beets to eat when given alone i’d rather mix it with other vegetable and eat. But seeing your Love for Beets Rich, I think I should try making juices out of it.

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