60 day juice fast: 3/60
Monday, October 29, 2012
The above picture was my dinner, and tomorrow's breakfast: beets, carrots, apples, lemon, and ginger.
Beets are not easy for me to drink. Knowing the health benefits, however, make it easier to swallow.
Each time I have had blood work done in the last year, I have had elevated blood pressure. It is in the normal range but high enough for the nurse to acknowledge. I don't eat pork or the kind (I eat kosher) and because ham and pork and bacon (what I used to consume previously) all have very high salt content which I assume would cause problems with blood pressure are out of my diet, I am surprised to have a small issue with it.
So, back to beets.
Beets have many benefits and one benefit is to reduce blood pressure and the effects associated with blood pressure like heart attack and strokes. Beets are known to have powerful antioxidant properties, they are high in folic acid which assists in tissue growth. Beetroots also contain a mineral that helps the body utilize calcium. Juicing beets can help lower cholesterol and helps keep blood sugar levels stable. With all these reasons, I just have to find the taste buds that might just enjoy some red delicious. hehe
Today was a great day. I had a lot of fun preparing Joshua's birthday party (and didn't have any cupcakes!) I look forward to Monday! I am supposed to go to bed early, but with all this energy, I decided to make sure my lesson plans were ready for tomorrow. Now it is time for some shut-eye...