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11 Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts About Beets

9. Improve Bowel Functioning

One sure fire way to feel unhealthy is to suffer from constipation. Having a healthy bowel is a prerequisite to good health. Including beets in your diet can help to regularize your bowel function and eliminate constipation. Beets are high in dietary fibre, containing about 3.8g per cup (±15% of the Daily Value), in particular insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre acts like a broom, sweeping toxins and sugars through the intestines and colon. This helps to promote regularity and reduce the risk of constipation, hemorrhoids and IBS. The betaine in beets also assists in improving digestion, resulting in better absorption of nutrients.