Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beat Salad

Although I always think fresh is best. Let's face it beets are so messy and life gets busy, which is why I'm so thankful for the beets Costco now carries.  They are already peeled and cooked.  It's so easy to cut them up and add them to my salad and Jedi loves them.

I like to mimic the Cheesecake Factory salad with mixed greens, asparagus, walnuts, goat cheese, beets, and chicken with homemade dressing. Easy and delicious. 

Beets are high in vitamins and minerals (potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron, vitamins A,B, C, beta-carotene, folic acid).

Beets purify the blood and beets are a natural liver detoxifier.  If you know the function of the liver then you know why this is so good for our bodies. In short, the liver binds up toxins and removes them from our body. If the liver is not functioning properly to be able to do it's job toxins then build up in the body causes disease.  

Vitamin B and iron is important for new growth cells, which is another reason why like to eat beets while pregnant.

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