It’s Monday which can only mean one thing! You’ve probably indulged a bit too much over the weekend (I definitely did!) and so you’re looking to get back on track with a healthy Monday salad. I think this beet salad is perfect for that and here’s why:
First of all, beets are high in antioxidants. In comparison to onions, celery, spinach and broccoli, beets were found to have a higher antioxidant ability due to the polyphenolic content in beets. Anytime a vegetable or fruit has a really bright colour, like beets or blueberries for example, you can expect they are a good source of antioxidants!
Secondly, beets have great folate content, and if you remember from other posts, folate is a B vitamin that is important for a healthy heart and tissue formation. For one cup cooked, which is only 75 calories, they contain 34% of your daily folate intake.
Third, and what I like the most about beets is their detoxification ability. Beets are a great source of betaine, which is a natural liver detoxifier. They also contain pectin, a type of fiber which binds the toxins and ensures they’re properly eliminated, which is key to detoxification.