Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Frugal Home Remedies: Beets

For years when dear daughter and I were working with horses we saw them being feed beets and beets products.  In Florida it is difficult to keep horses in good physical condition, so beets were fed to them to help them have the energy to stay in good condition.

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.

Wait Until They Are Cooked

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.

God bless,


  1. I like to pan fry my beets in some margarine or butter til the edges are carmelized. Yummmmy... I also can pickled beets every year. Good to know they have lots of health benefits too.

  2. I can tell you this.....beets were a HUGE help to me when I was having some gallbladder trouble(which I never had to have removed thanks to my holistic practicioner!) ...but beets would hold off attacks and also ease that sick feeling that came during the attacks! :) Thanks for posting!--S

  3. Oh how I love beets! My daughter-from-another-life makes the most amazing borscht. But I like beets any way I can get them -- pickled is great!