Beets are thought to have originated in North Africa and grew wild along the shores of Asia and Europe. Ancient Rome was one of the first civilizations to cultivate beets to use their roots as food. Leading producers of beets include the U.S., Russia, France, Poland, France and Germany. Beets come in red, orange-yellow and white varieties.
- betaine in beets lowers homocysteine levels which helps protect you against coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease
- raw beets are an excellent source of folate, necessary for cellular DNA syntheses Rich source of iron, manganese, and magnesium
- potassium lowers heart rate