Beets deserve a place at the center stage of a healthy diet. There are some great and surprising things that happen to your body when you eat beets, as they're not only chock-full of essential everyday nutrients like vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, these red roots also are a goldmine of health-boosting nutrients that you may not get anywhere else.
Helps to fight chronic diseases
Beets are also rich in betalains, a class of potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that battle chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, and possibly cancer. Speaking of cancer, research suggests that betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets it’s pretty purple hue may help protect against common carcinogens; it has also shown promise against laboratory-grown breast cancer cells and is currently being investigated as a cancer-fighter.