Beet Greens Juice
Traditionally Used For
- Bladder Problems
- Circulatory Problems
- Eye Fatigue
- Lymphatic Circulation
- Menstrual Problems
- Skin Problems
- Weight Loss Problems
A Good Source Of
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B–6
Choose firm and smooth beets. Avoid beets that are either soft or shriveled. Some prefer beets that are small, some prefer medium size and some prefer large size. The size you choose is a personal preference.
Beets are probably one of the most powerful vegetables available.
Never drink beet juice by itself. Beet juice should always be mixed with other vegetables and/or apple juice. Pure beet juice (from the bulb or greens) can temporarily paralyze your vocal chords, make you break out in hives, increase your heart rate, cause chills or a fever. So to be
Beets are best used in small amounts. I never use more than 1 to 2 ounces of beet juice (approximately ½ a small beet or ¼ a large beet).
Use moderately. Both the roots and greens are powerful cleansers of the body. Beets are said to really cleanse the blood and kidneys and this is why it is suggested you use beets moderately.
Beet greens (and beets are high in oxalic acid and should be avoided by those who suffer from or are at risk for kidney stones, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and those whose stomach is easily irritated. Read my notes on oxalic acid for more information.
Since beet greens are high in oxalic acid, you should also avoid combining beet greens with other vegetables that are high in calcium, such as broccoli. Oxalic acid combines with calcium to create an indigestible compound. You should also avoid eating calcium rich food immediately after eating or juicing beet greens or any food high in oxalic acid. This includes foods like tofu.
Beet greens contain nutrients not found inside the root and so juicing the greens is a nice idea, but do be careful in the amount you juice.
Consider mixing beets with apples, cucumber, carrots, etc.
Chinese Herbal Information
5 Elements: n/a
5 Flavors: n/a
Nothing to report.
Cautions & Suggestions:
Nothing to report.
- Reduces Internal Heat
Picture of Beet Greens
Photo by Peggy Greb.
Beet Greens — Nutritional Analysis
- Value / 100 g
- Total lipid (fat)
- Carbohydrate, by difference
- Fiber, total dietary
- Calcium, Ca
- Iron, Fe
- Magnesium, Mg
- Phosphorus, P
- Potassium, K
- Sodium, Na
- Zinc, Zn
- Copper, Cu
- Manganese, Mn
- Selenium, Se
- Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin B-6
- Folate, total
- Folic acid
- Folate, food
- Folate, DFE
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin A, IU
- Vitamin A, RAE
- Vitamin E
- Amino Acids
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
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