This incredible pink sensation is one my kids favourite after-school snacks, served with lots of crudités. The sweetness of the beets is offset beautifully by the tang of the lemon and the creaminess of the tahini and the cannellini beans. Beets are loaded with anti-oxidants and are highly anti-inflammatory. They are one of the best foods to support the liver and gallbladder and help promote the production of nitric oxide to help blood flow to the body and brain. Beets are also one of the best foods to help with stubborn constipation.
Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. Beets are also an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6 If you notice pink urine after consuming beetroot, it could be that the stomach HCL needs some support.