I want to preface this post with some realism.
I had a raw beet and kale juice, that I made at home with my juicer yesterday. IT CLEANED ME OUT!
I am still feeling the remnants of the beet and kale juice, but the reason I went all beet and kale cray is because of all the benefits of beets.
They’re magical! I love beets in a salad, on their own, ANY way possible. Now, if you don’t like the taste of beets, they can have a dirt like taste, then juice them! When you juice a beet, it’s not that “dirty” tasting. I promise.
Here is why you NEED beets in your life:
Fit Fact #1: It increases endurance athletes’ oxygen uptake and efficiency. This is why so many elite athletes drink it. There are very few LEGAL things that increase oxygen uptake.
We all do some sort of work out here at FitTipDaily, so more oxygen is always a plus. More oxygen means more endurance during work outs, which makes you seem more physically fit which in turn makes you more physically fit because you’re able to go longer and harder during your work outs! Whoop whoop!
Fit Fact #2: Beets clean your liver!
When we overeat(on cheat days only of course!) or eat processed or fried foods(only on cheat days, again), and anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded. When the liver is taxed, it can’t process toxins and fat in an efficient way. So when you consume beets they stimulate and improve overall liver function.
Now, maybe you all don’t want to juice or eat beets, so I have a little recipe where you can make Beet Kvass.
It’s a fermentation process that pulls the nutrients from beets and you can use the liquid of Beet Kvass in salad dressings, soups, or wherever you would use vinegar or where a slightly sour taste is preferable.
Here’s what you do:
• 3 medium or 2 large organic beets, peeled and chopped up coarsely
• 1/4 cup whey* (To make this recipe dairy/casein free, omit it and just use 4 teaspoons of salt instead of 2)
• 1 Tablespoon sea salt (I usually use 1-2 tsp.)
• filtered water
Place beets, whey and salt in a 2 quart glass container. Add filtered water to fill the container. Stir well and cover securely. Keep at room temperature for 2 days before transferring to refrigerator.
When most of the liquid has been drunk, you may fill up the container with water and keep at room temperature another two days. The resulting brew will be slightly less strong than the first. After the second brew, discard the beets and start again. You may, however, reserve some of the liquid and use this as your inoculant instead of the whey.
Do not grate the beets. When grated, beets exude too much liquid resulting in too rapid of fermentation that favors the production of alcohol rather than lactic acid.
I’m obsessed with hair. Sometimes my obsession with hair is a bit excessive. I know this about myself. Being a girl, I’m lucky, because hair extensions are so popular that I can practically have any hair I want, all I have to do is go to Sally Beauty Supplies and buy it. If this is blowing your mind, I apologize, but 90% of women in LA have extensions in their head or have had hair extensions in there head at some point in their life. All that being said, I prefer going the natural route as much as possible. We are what we eat, so why not eat to great hair? Most of these foods you probably already eat, but next time you have the option over chicken or beef, go with chicken it’s better for your hair!
Let me break it down for you. Here are my top 3 Hair Improving Foods:
Without the proper amount of protein our hair can become brittle and weak. The Iron in poultry is “bio-available” meaning it’s easy for your body to adsorb. BUT, be careful how you cook it, when chicken is fried it’s high in cholesterol and not as easy to absorb.
Nuts, especially Brazil nuts, Cashews, Walnuts and Almonds are high in zinc and selenium which are important when producing healthy tissue especially in the scalp. So grab some nuts!
*FIT TIP: Get the 50% less salt nuts at Trader Joes, they’re delicious and have all the nuts above!
I love eggs! I sometimes just eat the whites and throw out the yolk, but now I’ll be eating 1 yolk with my whites! The cholesterol in one egg isn’t going to kill you, it’s when you have multiple yolks in the day. The yolk has more protein AND biotin. I take biotin in the pill form, it’s known to help prevent breakage by protecting the hair follicle. So eat the yolk, it’s all natural biotin.
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