I received an interesting newsletter today from "The Healing Gourmet" that talked about the great properties of beets. I was thrilled. I love beets, but since being diagnosed, I tend to stay away from them. But the article shared about how beets are of the family of foods that have an enzyme that helps clean the liver.
"As your liver breaks down and eliminates harmful compounds, dangerous free radicals are formed as a byproduct. Glutathione enzymes are there to neutralize these compounds. However, these enzymes can become depleted. That's why it's critical to consume glutathione-boosting foods - and beets are one of the best."
Of course you want to watch your glucose levels and beets can be a no-no for some. But with all the drugs we tend to take, this liver cleanser just seems to fit the bill.
"Harmful compounds can enter your body through diet, alcohol consumption, pharmaceutical drugs, and the application of chemical substances on the skin. In today's world, your liver has a big job to do in neutralizing these damaging substances.
But the great news is that certain foods can make the load on your liver lighter. And earthy, crimson-hued beets are one of the most powerful liver-protecting foods you can eat."
So I had beets for dinner tonight!
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