WORKOUT OF THE DAY:
WOD: [ OPEN GYM ]
Come on in and make up a workout from the past week or work on a goat.
Open gym hours are 8am-10am.
Superfood September: Beet Greens
Besides supplying good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc, beet greens are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Daily values of beet greens contain: 220% of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin C, 16% of calcium, and 15% of iron.
As if that weren’t enough, studies have also shown that the vitamin K in beet greens contains blood clotting properties, helps ward off osteoporosis, works with calcium to boost bone strength, and may also play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Beet greens have a higher iron content than spinach, and a higher nutritional value than the beetroot itself.
The vitamin A content in beet greens helps strengthen the immune system and stimulates production of antibodies and white blood cells. The beta-carotene in vitamin A is a known antioxidant that can fight the effects of free radicals in the body along with cancer and heart disease.
For clarification, beet greens are the leafy parts of the beet plant while the fleshy part at the roots are called beetroots.
DID YOU KNOW? You can use beet greens interchangeably with spinach for green smoothies. This is because its mild flavor can actually blend well with most fruits.