Beet greens contain lutein, an antioxidant that helps protect the eyes from macular degeneration.
Beets are a good source of folate and betaine. These nutrients act together to reduce heart disease.
Beets contain high levels of betacyanin an agent that studies show may help reduce the risk of some cancers.
Beets produce nitric acid, which helps increase blood flow throughout your body, including to your brain.