Beets are a nutrient-packed vegetable option for children. Aside from boosting a vibrant colour, they are a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for children because it helps their bodies regulate blood sugar levels and maintain cholesterol levels.
In addition to fiber, beets deliver antioxidants to children’s bodies. These antioxidants, called betalains, carotenoids, and flavonoids, aid in preventing illness and keeping their brains healthy and thinking.
If your kids already have a sweet tooth, chances are they will love beets. Beets are naturally sweet and much more nutritious than many sugar-laden processed foods.
Check out our February is Beets Month for a few of our favourite recipes using these vibrantly coloured vegetables.