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These brightly colored root vegetables look rough on the outside, but they're softer and sweeter once you cook them. Beets are high in antioxidants, which may help protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. Plus, their juice, which is rich in nitrates,has been found to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. If you're an athlete, snacking on beets might even help improve your performance.

From: 9 Best Foods You're Not Eating WebMD Medical Reference

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News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Harvard School of Public Health: "Eggs and Heart Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Omega 3 Fatty Acids," "Power Foods."

Murphy, M. , April 2012. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

News release, Wake Forest University.

Leite, A. , 2013. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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Kayano, S. , 2004. Biofactors

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National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

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Insel, P. fifth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2014. Nutrition,

Insel, P. , fourth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2010. Nutrition

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on August 07, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Harvard School of Public Health: "Eggs and Heart Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Omega 3 Fatty Acids," "Power Foods."

Murphy, M. , April 2012. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

News release, Wake Forest University.

Leite, A. , 2013. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Farajian, P. , August 2010. Eating Behaviors

Kayano, S. , 2004. Biofactors

Asif, M. , 2013. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

European Food Information Council: "Seaweed -- exploring its dietary value."

Appiah, S. , 2012. International Journal of Cancer Research

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Plums, Whole, Dried."

Insel, P. fifth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2014. Nutrition,

Insel, P. , fourth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2010. Nutrition

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on August 07, 2018

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