FOODS THAT HEAL:
Do you know what foods will give you more energy, calm your nerves, act as an anti-inflammatory, help prevent cancers, or help you lose weight? Hopefully this column will help you to have a better understanding of food and its healing properties. The best diet for optimal health is a wide variation of foods, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and minimally cooked whole foods. Sweets, fatty foods, meat, dairy and carbs in moderation.
Therapeutic Properties: The root is very good for the digestion when eaten raw or juiced and contains a lot of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Beet Greens are an excellent source of vitamin A and potassium.
Acid or Alkaline: Alkaline
Significant Nutrients: 1/2 C of steamed beet greens contains 3672IU of vitamin A, 82mg of calcium, 49mg of magnesium and 611mg of potassium.