Beets from The 25 Best Winter Superfoods Slideshow

The 25 Best Winter Superfoods Slideshow

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Beets

A freshly roasted beet tastes like candy (remember, sugar comes from beets as well as cane), but unlike your typical Kit-Kat Bar, beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals. One cup of cooked beets contains one third of your daily value for folate and 28 percent of your daily value for manganese. Beets are also plentiful sources of anthocyanins, an antioxidant that’s been linked to lower instances of heart disease, and nitrate, which improves the dilation of blood vessels. 

Click here for 10 ways to use beets in your sweets.