Although juices and smoothies containing green vegetables are very low in sugar and super rich in many essential minerals and nutrients, it is important to rotate your greens and replace them with other vegetables and fruits- moderation folks, just like with everything else.
One of my favorite vegetables to extract and blend are beets. Strong earthy and sweet flavors complement each other very well and combine perfectly with a zest of sour and/or spicy. Think lemon and ginger.
Beets are also known to be a:
Unique source of phytonutrients called betalains which provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support
High in vitamins A, B and C, beta-carotene, beta- cyanine; frolic acid
Excellent source of an enzyme betaine, which nourishes, strengthens, and cleanses the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder.
High source of energy because they are high in sugar and low in calories (although the sugar is released in to your system gradually as opposed to chocolate)
Beet greens can be used in juices and smoothies and are a great source of vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, and low in fat and cholesterol. Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, daily values of beet greens contain: 220% of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin C, 16% of calcium, and 15% of iron.
Read more about beets and find out what to watch for when you consume them too often.
More #random_food_facts on the way.