Beet Powder provides a wide range of nutrients, but its most significant phytochemical is betaine. Betaine helps the liver process fat. This prevents the accumulation of fatty tissues in the liver (steatosis), and helps to support the prevention of excessive triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood. According to the American Heart Association, beet juice can help lower blood pressure and due to the high content of iron in beets, it is good for anemia.
Beet root naturally cleans the kidneys and gall bladder. The potassium present in it helps in providing nourishment to the body for daily functions while chlorine organically cleans the liver and kidney.
The red pigment in beets raises antioxidant enzyme levels in the liver and may promote detoxification in the intestines, blood, and liver. Folate is considered an important aid in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. It is critical at times of rapid cell development as it is necessary for creating DNA and RNA. The high level of folate (up to 136 grams per cup) in beets makes them a valuable food for pregnancy.
Magnesium is an important mineral in healthy bone production and maintenance. Without appropriate levels of magnesium, calcium cannot be utilized effectively. Beet root is high in magnesium.
Typical Preparations: One or two teaspoons added to water or juice, 2-4 times daily. One teaspoon of powder provides the nutrition in one beet.
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Cautions: Beet powder can stain some fabrics so use caution. It also has a tendency to clump together (this is normal).
Storage: The nutrients in Beet Powder are very sensitive to air and light exposure. It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. It is recommended to store all food based items in the freezer for one week upon receipt.
I still don't remember to use this very often solely for nutrition's sake, but I do love having something bright and safe/healthy around for my pink-loving kids. They think I'm so awesome when we make pink frosting!
This is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals (including extra folate for those of us who are MTHFR who need it). I bought it to add to my daily smoothie along with the Supermom 2 Bee prenatal. I can even get my toddler to eat beet root when I mix it with oatmeal (she looooves her pink oatmeal ;-). Overall a great value at 1/2 to 1 tsp per serving.