Posted: Apr 29, 2008 5:46 pm
I'm on a beet kick because I did some research out of desperation. Everytime I drink red wine now I get kind of sick...a TRAGEDY for me because that's about all I like to drink.
Like saispas, I also take meds that are bad for the liver.
Anyway, I've discovered that beets are amazingly good. What an under used vegetable! I wash them and cut off all but an inch or two of the tops (you can use the beet greens in salads, etc.) Leave the root on, or the good stuff bleeds out. Wrap them in foil and bake for about an hour. Unwrap, let them cool, then rub the skins off. Your hand will get all red, so wear rubber gloves (but the stain comes off easily with soap and water). Then, chunk them up, let them dry and put them in a plastic container. Stick them in the fridge and eat them for snacks (much better than celery or carrot!) or I've been making a salad every day for lunch that has romaine, radiccio, chunked beets (about 1 small beet), feta, pecans,
and a mix of Italian and bleu cheese dressing. YUM.
Also, they say that you should try and use organic beets, because beets draw things out of the soil (and your liver).
Thanks for enabling search, guys. I never thought I'd write such a long post about beets, but at least I'm not starting a new topic about them. I've become slightly obsessed.
Oh, and, they do make your pee red, but mostly your poop red!