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The health benefits of beets [infographic]

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Whether you’re a high performance athlete or you just like to walk for exercise, you probably want to improve your fitness level so you can get the most from your workout.

And even if you spend most of your life at a desk job and not in the weight room, eating more beets could make a big difference in your health.

Beets are are chock full of benefits than can improve your diet, boost brainpower, support sexual health, increase endurance, and defend your body against various health issues–especially if you’re over 40.

Here are some of the best reasons to eat more beets, as well as some recipes to help you include more beets in your diet.

Not just for athletes — this veggie boosts endurance and brain power

Up until now, the research on the benefits of beets and beet juice for athletes and athletic performance have centered around the nitrates in this root vegetable. But now the news about beets just got better…

Best vegetables for sexual health

It’s no news that fruits and vegetables are important for your health. What you may not know, though, is that they’re crucial for your sexual health too. Here’s how to get the most helpful nutrients into your meals.

The foods that fight cancer, stop heart disease and strengthen bones after 40

It’s easy to think of food as just … food. But as you age, you can use food to boost your bone health, heart health, and to fight cancer and memory loss.

The superjuice that makes your arteries loose

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. To keep that action from stressing stiff arteries, you should drink the juice that enhances arterial health.

Easy Healthy Recipes

In the kitchen with Kelley: Dutch beets
I was cleaning out my pantry recently, and I ran across a couple of cans of beets. I’ve never been a huge fan of beets, but they are really making headlines these days.

In the kitchen with Kelley: Beet wraps with hummus
The earthy flavor of beets can be an acquired taste for some. But when you pair them with your favorite hummus and feta, it makes for a tasty and circulation-boosting combination.

In the kitchen with Kelley: Red velvet cake smoothie
This red velvet cake smoothie is the ultimate confection to indulge both your inner child and your adult brain. It combines all the richness and flavor of a red velvet cake, the cold and creamy deliciousness of a milkshake, and the nutrition and fiber of a salad.

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