Benefits of Eating Beets

Beets contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals that benefit the body. Beet, or beetroot, contains B Vitamins, most notably Folate. Other nutritional benefits including dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and Vitamin C. Like most vegetables, beets also contains low amounts of salts and fats, so there is little risk of serious harm by overindulging in them. Beets help protect your body from infection.

There is a substantial base of research that indicates the power of beets to lower blood pressure. Beets provide this benefit in two ways: on the one hand, they provide potassium, which is generally good for heart health and counteracts the negative effects of sodium, which can cause damage to the structures of the circulatory system. However, there is also evidence that beets can contribute to heart health. The increase of nitrous oxide results in lower blood pressure levels and paves the way for a number of other potential treatments.

How to Sleep Better

The lack of daily quality sleep, increases us for greater risk of chronic diseases including depression, heart disease, and obesity, while also intensifying mood swings, irritability, and a constant state of exhaustion.

The correct amount each night recommended is seven to nine hours for adults ages twenty-six to sixty-four to feel your best during the day.  Our daytime activity can influence our nighttime sleep. It is essential to exercise during the day to burn off energy.

Start a ritual: Take a warm shower or bath.  When you get out of a warm bath, the air temperature around you will cool your core, which sends a chemical reflex to the brain that induces sleep.

Create the ideal environment: Honor your five senses during bedtime. Make the bedroom as dark as possible and avoid any blue light (i.e. TVs and phones).  For many, herbal tea, white noise, great bedding—helps.

Keep the room cool: Utimately, your body temperature needs to drop to induce sleep.

Clear your mind: If something is bothering you, create an opportunity to relax, whether it’s journaling or meditating.

Eat light: Consider a smaller, dinner. Fattier meals are harder to digest. Avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks later in the day.

Be consistent: Keep a steady bed and wakeup time. Establish healthy habits.

Go easy on yourself: Don’t expect to fall asleep immediately. You should ideally fall asleep within about 15 minutes of getting into bed.