Fast forward to today. After developing problems with my gallbladder I began to research natural remedies for gallbladder and liver health. Lo and behold, the lowly beet appeared again. Filled with vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, beets are incredibly good for you.
Not only are they vitamin powerhouses, but they are high in sugars and carbohydrates without being high in calories. So, they are a great source of energy, but not fat production.
When cooking beets cut off the top portion of the stems, but don't cut into the beet itself. Wash thoroughly and boil the beets until fork tender. Now peel them (this will help keep the staining beet juices to a minimum) and slice.
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My favorite way to serve beets is pickled the same way I make cucumber summer salad. Mix 1 tsp. salt, 3 Tbls. white sugar and 3 Tbls. vinegar together. Add thinly sliced, cooked beets, stir and let sit in the refrigerator overnight before eating. Delicious!
Add beets to your garden and diet for gallbladder and liver health, plus increased energy.