3. Improve Heart Health
Eating beets regularly can help to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. The high fibre content of beets (3.8g per cup) helps to reduce the LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) and increase the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), improving overall heart health. In addition, beets contain betaine and folate, which together play a vital role in lowering homocysteine levels in the blood. Elevated homocysteine has been shown to be far more likely to cause chronic heart disease than cholesterol. Reducing homocysteine levels in the blood is now known to be essential in combating heart disease.