|Beets... btw, don't use grated beets to make beet kvass.|
If only they knew they could get the benefits of both AND THEN SOME from one delicious drink (seriously, much better tasting than beet juice- which I've heard tastes like sweet dirt...).
Beet juice alone is a superfood, so they're right on that account- it's loaded with calcium, sulfur, beta carotene, choline, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and folate as well as lots of potent cancer fighting antioxidants. It is a known tonic for the liver and increases blood oxygenation.
Fermentation takes this already potent super food and kicks it up a notch. All you add is salt (preferably sea salt, for even more added trace minerals) and water to chopped beets, and after a few days you have all of the nutrients from the beets as well as up to double the folate and increased levels of all of the other B vitamins.
I love it and try to drink some every day. Even though I'm not an Olympic athlete.
This post has been shared at Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday.