Beets were yet another vegetable that took us some time to learn to love. We tried beets so many different ways before finally finding things we not only liked, but actually loved. We thought beets were just something we would never enjoy, but the health benefits were just to great to pass up.
Beets are high in fiber, B vitamins, vitamin A, and antioxidants. As a general rule, the more vibrant the color of your fruits and vegetables, the higher the antioxidant content. Beets are also one of the few vegetables with iron, making them a good choice for those who are anemic. Beets are good for heart health, eye health, and energy levels. Recent research has even shown increased oxygen uptake in athletes who drink beet juice, which may improve performance.
After much trial and error, we compiled a list of our favorite ways to enjoy beets. Even if you have never liked beets, a few of these recipes might just change your mind!