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Tell Those Germs to BEET It!


This time of year, germs are running rampant. 

 

The flu is in full swing and you are looking for a boost. You know juicing is a great way to pack a nutrient punch. But, if you live anywhere near Ridgefield, it just feels too cold to be juicing. 

 

Here's a recipe that will boost your immune system with warming spices to beat the chill. The beets in this recipe are a seasonal powerhouse! They contain a unique mix of antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, promote detoxification and may reduce risk of cancer.

 

Enjoy!

-Meredith


 

Spiced Sweet Beet Juice

 

  

Curious about Beets?

A client of mine recently inquired about the nutritional difference between yellow and red beets. I thought I'd share my response with you, just in case you're curious, too.

For the most part red and yellow beets are very similar in nutrient content, with the only major difference being their pigments. However, the pigments themselves contain compounds that have slightly different benefits. The yellow beets contain more lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health, while the red beets contain more betalains that are antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory and promote detoxification.  

Now, it's up to you to decide which to eat first!

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