The Beet is well known for doing our bodies good; supporting gall bladders, and the digestive system. But we discover it is also a great natural lip stain.
Beet Salad is Tasty
Beets are super good for you, but getting my daughter to eat them required a few creative ideas (and one idea is hers!).
I want my children and the foster children to eat these roots for many reasons. A beet (nonGmo) has the perfect elements to assist the gall bladder and liver for the natural gentle detox. The design of a beet creates digestive and biliary support to our bodies. Many supplements contain organic beet concentrate which is great, but we prefer the real food source.
Here are some great qualities of beets:
- The red/purple coloring of beets is due to a variety of betalain pigments, which is the betaine in the whole beet.
- Betain is immediately effective (within two hours!) in lowering plasma homocysteine levels.
- Homoscysteine is a marker of inflammation and directly related to heart disease.
- Also, the juice has choline which is a huge supporter of the liver and gallbladder
Beets can rid the entire system of excessive alcohol and more
Studies show that if you drink alcohol and have a negative reaction, beets could be a food source to recover.
For us, pretty much every child we foster and adopt has to detox from alcohol and drugs in their little systems. Many times the biological parents are addicted to all sorts of drugs, therefore it is truly important to help these kids learn to like beneficial foods.
Beets also have a high-quality iron which:
- regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells
- supplies fresh and new oxygen to the body
- copper content in beets works perfectly as an enabler for the iron to be absorbed into the body.
Due to the choline, iron, copper combination within a beet, the cholesterol-to-bile-acid conversion is supported and healthy bile flow is encouraged. This means it; helps eliminate kidney stones, purifies the blood, cleanses the intestines, liver, and gallbladder. There are also benefits against cancer, birth defects, and heart disease. All sources are listed below.
Suffice to say, I try to incorporate beets, both raw and cooked into our food menu every week. However, while cooking beets one day, my daughter is playing and puts some on her lips. It makes a beautiful, natural red lip stain. We’ve been so careful to keep our clothes clean from the red stain, but it never occurs to put it on my lips.
However, my brilliant little girl likes cooked beets now because on these days she has beautiful red made-up lips. She comes back with a ruby red smile and if that’s what works, and it’s natural, I win big for her.
Check out this link on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alert of an FDA study showing very high levels of lead in lipstick.
Here is one of our recipes:
- 3 c cut beets (=12 little beets from our garden)
- 1/2 onion
- 1 leek cut all the way including greens
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2-3 c of spinach chopped (about 2 bunches)
- celtic salt
- Simply sauté and stir for 15 - 20 minutes, until you get the softness desired in beets. When done, then the second creative trick is added…
- 1/2 cup of bite-size raw goat feta cheese - the idea that seals the deal! The cheese is pink and helps balance the flavor of the roots perfectly.
- You can eat it warm or cold, either way the Sautéed Beet Salad is pretty tasty and beneficial. So be beautiful and eat healthy!
- Modify the ingredients to your prefer; we love garlic.
- Sauté and stir for 15 - 20 minutes, until you get the softness desired in beets.
- 1/2 c of bite-size raw goat feta cheese - the idea that seals the deal! The cheese is pink and helps balance the flavor of the roots perfectly.
- You can eat it warm or cold.
- Either way the Sautéed Beet Salad is tasty, beautiful and healthy!
More Beet Recipes:
- The Homestead Garden – First you need to learn how to grow it…really wonderful site I use for gardening tips
- Eat Your Beets- Citrus and Honey Roasted Beets and encouragement for living well and healing
- Rooted Blessings has a Double Chocolate Beet Root Brownie recipe that is gluten-free and
- Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad from The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook review
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing, p314, 448.
- Biotics Research Corporation product content,
- Books including About Cures A-Z by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. board certified M.D., internist, and medical director of the National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers with Laurie Teitelbaum, M.S., Nutritionist, NAET practitioner, and
- Revvell Revati’s Smoothies and Smoozies.