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The beet has been cultivates for its roots and leaves for thousands of years. In ancient times, it was used for medicinal purposes. In the fourth century, beet recipes were recorded in England.

The garden beet ranges from dark purplish-red to a bright vermillion to white. Typical beets found in markets are red. Available throughout the year, their peak months are May through October.

When selecting beets, pay no attention to the leaves. Beets that stayed in the ground too long are tough and woody. These have short necks, deep scars or several circles of leaf scars around the top of the beet.

Beneficial Effects:

Beets are full of important minerals that benefit many body organs. When juiced according to the Liver Mover recipe, the juice is key in detoxifying the liver. It also assists in ailments in the gall bladder.

Beets help eliminate toxins from the bowel. Their Vitamin A content is very high, so it not only is good for the eliminative organs, but also in the body's lymphatic areas as well.

Nutrition facts for Beets

52 calories, 0.21 grams fat, Carbohydrates: 12 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 2 grams

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