Why We Love Beets
Beets aren't just what Dwight Schrute grows on his farm. For some, beets elicit happy feelings. For others (I’m looking at you @grownups), they elicit a cringe-worthy reaction. While beets are polarizing for some — we love them and here’s why.
Here's what you need to know:
- Beets were originally grown in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
- They improve skin, blood, heart, digestive, and muscle health.
- They are high in fiber, folate, omega-6, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.
- Beets contain betalain, which functions as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
All About Beets
Beets were originally grown in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Once the Roman Empire came to power, civilians started eating the roots as well.
In the Middle Ages, beets were used to treat digestive and blood conditions. Although many middle-aged remedies were extremely unusual (blood-letting and mercury, yikes), they were onto something with beets. Read below to see all the benefits of this rugged red root.