So Fresh And So Green: Top 10 Fall Superfoods (And Why They Are Good For You)

9. Beets

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Because of their blood-red pigment, many people are scared of this beautifully hued food. But, what most people don’t know, is that it is the color that adds that most potency to this gorgeous, earthy-flavored root vegetable.

Betacyanin is a cancer super-fighter, while beets also have tons of vitamin B and their leaves are more iron-rich than spinach.

Our favorite way to eat a beet? Grilled with goat cheese, juiced with carrots, ginger, and lemons, as soup, or mashed up with mashed potatoes to give them a fuchsia glow.

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