Health Conditions Beets Can Benefit

Prevents Digestive Health Conditions

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Adding dietary fiber to one's diet has a lot of health benefits. One of the primary reasons for adding food with dietary fiber, like beets, is it improves digestion. One cup of beets adds 3.4 grams of dietary fiber, making it an excellent source of flavorful fiber. Fiber passes through the colon, and at that point, the texture from beets either adds fiber to an individual's stool or feeds intestinal bacteria. Either way, eating a regular serving of beets prevents constipation and related digestive health problems while it reduces intestinal inflammation and diverticulitis. Plus, consuming adequate amounts of fiber has been linked with preventing such chronic diseases as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer. So drink a smoothie containing beets, which prevents digestive conditions.

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