Ninety percent of my patients are asked to add beets into their diet. Let me break down why! Beets are my go-to superfood! They are usually pretty cheap + accessible (+fairly easy to grow). They help support a healthy mental-emotional wellbeing. The mind/spirit is tied to the blood in Eastern Medicine. A blood deficiency in Eastern (holistic) medicine is similar to anemia in Western (modern) medicine. Every hear of foods that look like your organs help that organ? For example, walnuts support brain health, almonds support your lungs and kidney beans for your kidneys. In theory, we can help treat our mental-emotional wellbeing by increasing dark red + iron rich foods into our diets (i.e. BEETS).
My Favorite ways to Incorporate Beets:
-Make a juice with other liked produce
-Use beetroot powder
- Add to your favorite veggie based soup
-Slice + have with hummus