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Food for your guts : BEETS

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Each cup of red beets provides just 58 calories, so they fit well into calorie-conscious diets and offer several nutrients you need for good health. They benefit your digestive health due to their fiber and folate content, but red beets also have some surprising, yet harmless, temporary digestive side effects.

Red beets come loaded with dietary fiber, a carbohydrate important for digestive health. The fiber in red beets lowers the risk of diverticular disease, a disease associated with colon inflammation that causes gas, bloating, irregular bowel movements and nausea. Red beets' fiber content also keeps you regular, softening your stool to make it easier to pass. Eating a cup of sliced red beets increases your fiber intake by 3.8 grams -- 15 percent of the 26 grams recommended for women and 10 percent of the 38 grams recommended for men.

Red beets also offer digestive benefits because of their vitamin B-9, or folate, content. Following a diet rich in folate lowers your risk of colon…

"Healthy is satisfyingly delicious!"

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“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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Quote from Golda Porestsky

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“I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.” ― Dean Ornish

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