Beet

About Beets

Beets are a root vegetable.  They were popular in the middle ages for being used as a treatment for digestion and blood illness.

There is a reason why we put Beet Root Powder in both the Ancient Berry and Ancient Chocolate Superfood Mixes.  They are an awesome Superfood!!!

Nutrition Benefits of Beets?

Beets are a great source of Folate and Manganese.  They are also a great source of Phytonutrients called Betalains – which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and detoxification support.

Beets increase Nitric Oxide Levels

The primary reason we love beets is that they increase Nitric Oxide levels.  Nitric Oxide plays a role in reducing blood pressure and boosting your stamina.  Nitric Oxide helps dilate your arteries, which helps your blood flow better.  Athletes are familiar with pre-workout drinks.  What those are meant to do is increase your Nitric Oxide levels – they just do it with unnatural ingredients that we don’t recommend.

Beet Leaves

You can use the leaves of the beet in your smoothies as well.  These leaves are known as one of the healthiest greens there is.  They have more iron than spinach and contain a long list of great nutrients.

Nutrition Facts

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Beet scores well for 12 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

The Research

Athletic Performance: Score 100

Summary:

Beets have a high nitrate content enhances muscle contractile efficiency. It has also been shown to reduce the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhance tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. Beets are found in both Ancient Chocolate and Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Blood Pressure: Score 100

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Increases circulation by increasing nitric oxide levels in the blood vessels, which can lower blood pressure and also enhance physical performance. Beets are found in both Ancient Chocolate and Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 100

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The high nitrate content is responsible for vasoprotective effects. Beets can reduce blood pressure. Beets significantly reduces LDL cholesterol and increases HDL (good) cholesterol. Beets are found in both Ancient Chocolate and Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 100

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The high nitrate content is responsible for vasoprotective effects. Beets can reduce blood pressure. Beets significantly reduces LDL cholesterol and increases HDL (good) cholesterol. Beets are found in both Ancient Chocolate and Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Breast Cancer: Score 90

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Animal: Beets prevent adverse changes associated with chemically induced breast cancer. In Vitro: Beet has anti-cancer properties against breast and prostate cancer cells. It has a synergistic cell toxicity with doxorubicin in human pancreatic, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

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Cholesterol: Score 90

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Beet significantly reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides. It increases good cholesterol. Beets are found in both Ancient Chocolate and Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Liver: Score 90

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Animal: Beets protect against chemical induced liver injury. Beets protect the liver against chemical toxicity.

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Thyroid: Score 89

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Contains folate (37% RDA) and magnesium (8% RDA). Low levels of folate may cause thyrotoxicosis. It protects the liver against chemical toxicity, which is important for thyroid hormones. Beet is found in the Ancient Berry and Ancient Chocolate Superfood Mixes.

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Cancer: Score 84

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In Vitro: Beets have anti-cancer properties against breast and prostate cancer cells. It has anti-tumor promoting activity. There is a synergistic cytotoxicity of beets with doxorubicin in human pancreatic, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

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Cancer: Score 84

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In Vitro: Beets have anti-cancer properties against breast and prostate cancer cells. It has anti-tumor promoting activity. There is a synergistic cytotoxicity of beets with doxorubicin in human pancreatic, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

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Prostate: Score 84

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In Vitro: Beets have anti-cancer properties against breast and prostate cancer cells. Beets have synergistic cytotoxicity with doxorubicin in human pancreatic, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

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Prostate: Score 84

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In Vitro: Beets have anti-cancer properties against breast and prostate cancer cells. Beets have synergistic cytotoxicity with doxorubicin in human pancreatic, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)

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