Beautiful Beet And Goat Cheese Salad
The heath benefits of these amazing red beauties are undeniable, beets so full of nutrients and vitamins that they are in a league of there own .
Beets and goat cheese are definitely my happy place …. actually anything with goat cheese is my happy place ! This salad is super basic but full of flavors, you can always add avocado and walnuts if you have some on hand.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
mix the chopped beets with a bit of the dressing.
Place the beets on a baking sheet and roast until the beets are slightly caramelized about 15 min.
stir the beets occasionally.
Set aside and cool.
once cooled in a big enough bowl mix in the beets with the arugula , avocado and goat cheese and coat with the dressing .
Benefits Of Beets
What’s most striking about beets is not the fact that they are rich in antioxidants; what’s striking is the unusual mix of antioxidants that they contain. We’re used to thinking about vegetables as rich in antioxidant carotenoids, and in particular, beta-carotene; among all well-studied carotenoids, none is more commonly occurring in vegetables than beta-carotene.
When it comes to antioxidant phytonutrients that give most red vegetables their distinct color, we’ve become accustomed to thinking about anthocyanins. (Red cabbage, for example, gets it wonderful red color primarily from anthocyanins.) Beets demonstrate their antioxidant uniqueness by getting their red color primarily from betalain antioxidant pigments (and not primarily from anthocyanins). Coupled with their status as a very good source of the antioxidant manganese and a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C, the unique phytonutrients in beets provide antioxidant support in a different way than other antioxidant-rich vegetables. While research is largely in the early stage with respect to beet antioxidants and their special benefits for eye health and overall nerve tissue health, we expect to see study results showing these special benefits and recognizing beets as a standout vegetable in this area of antioxidant support.
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