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“Beets are the most powerful medicine in the pantry,” according to author CharlesWalters. These healthy root vegetables contain powerful nutrients that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their rich reddish-purple hue is a powerful cancer-fighting agent.

Nutrients
Beets are an excellent source of vitamin B and folate. They are also a good source of manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. Their edible leaves offer protein, calcium, fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins A and C.

Benefits
Red beets are capable of repairing DNA, according to author Charles Walters of An Exposition & Analysis of the Dr. Olree Standard Genetic Periodic Chart & the Physical, Chemical & Biological Connection. “Foods provide the necessary chemicals to fix broken chromosomes in the human body. There are basically two kinds of breaks. There is the single-helix break (DNA being a double-helix molecule) and there is the double-helix break. If you break one leg, you can move along on a crutch or with a walker. Getting both legs broken is a bit like a double-helix break. There is research, and there is more research. The single food most capable of repairing DNA is the red beet. This food has the necessary raw material to repair chromosomal abnormalities once they’ve been discovered. It’s up to the body to make the discovery. The decision is made at the cellular level. “Can we fix it?” becomes the question. Cellular activity is shut down until the challenge is answered. If a cell is too badly damaged to be repaired, the message goes forth: die!

The first point of retreat is selenium. If there isn’t enough selenium, then you can’t tell the cell to repair itself or die. If a broken cell continues to live and manages to cope with the induced error, then cancer is made. Thus, we are required to put beets and the byproducts of beets on a nutritional pedestal. Beets are the most powerful medicine in the pantry,” he states.

In a study conducted on stomach cancer patients, scientists compared the effects of fruit and vegetable juices on the formation of nitrosamines, cancer-causing compounds produced in the stomach from chemicals called nitrates, beet juice was found to be a potent inhibitor of the cell mutations caused by these compounds (Nitrates are commonly used as a chemical preservative in processed meats).

Beets also have the ability to cleanse the blood and strengthen the liver.References• Charles Walters, An Exposition & Analysis of the Dr. Olree Standard Genetic Periodic Chart & the Physical, Chemical & Biological Connection.
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