Saturday, April 07, 2012
Just beet it.
I love beets. Have you ever eaten roasted beets with a nice, stinky bleu cheese? *heaven*
Anyway, researchers have found that beets boosted the efficiency of the body's oxygen use for climbers in the Alps.
Beets also are great anti-oxidants and lower cholesterol, among other comely attributes.
I love beets. I would never touch them until I tried one about 10 years ago or so and found what I'd been missing. Someone told me they think beets taste like dirt. Yeah-- good dirt! I've heard people say the same about cilantro/coriander. I can't imagine a diet bereft of cilantro-- how dull? There's something wonderful about a leaf of cilantro floating in a bowl of Madras soup. Yum.