Sitting on their shelf in the grocery store, beets are really nothing much to look at— and are either loved or hated— but these little, gnarly, looking root veggies pack a huge nutritional punch! Beets are rich in nitrates which are converted to nitric oxide in our bodies, which help dilate our blood vessels thus enhancing blood flow and lowering blood pressure in the process. Those little, gnarly veggies have also been touted as athletic performance enhancers, inflammation fighters and cancer preventers!
Beets are also rich in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese and folate. While beets are naturally sweet and pack a flavor punch in sweet dishes, they can also make a savory dish pretty addicting. Here are some dishes that will help you get your beet on!
And— irresistible Beet and Chocolate Brownie Cups!