Beets

Research suggest that beets (allowed from the STEP3 Weight Maintenance phase of the 3STEPDIET Program and onwards) are not only rich sources of vitamins and minerals such as folate, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, betaine, and nitrates, but also have additional health benefits.   Beets have potential to help address elevated blood pressure, anemia, and poor circulation.  Beets have also been found to be associated with improved cognitive function and improved athletic performance through enhanced blood flow increasing delivery of fuel to muscles as well as improved byproduct removal (such as lactic acid) which can reduce athletic performance. 

So consider incorporating beets at your next meal.  Enjoy them raw in your salad as an accent.  Or try roasting them with dried herbs and spices as a side-dish at your next meal.  For more detail on the potential health benefits of beets see the following link

Source: LA TIMES