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 Health Benefits

Beets are alkaline and helps in acidosis, a harbinger of all diseases.

Beets stimulate liver cells and cleanse and protect bile ducts. It also help cleanse the blood and create more red blood cells. They are useful for curing anemia.

Food Sources of Betaine
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Rebuild Blood with Beets

Chlorophyll, and beetroot are the most effective treatment options.

Beets contain low protein, organic acids such as folic acid, malic acid, oxalic acid, then vitamins C, B, A, PP, E, and calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and other minerals. The presence of beets in every home is more than necessary.  

Beets can help the thyroid gland, circulation, chronic anemia and those who have problems with immune system.

Beets is a great protector of the heart and blood vessels AND  also beets have amazing influence on the digestive system. Children who consume beets will have much healthier bones and teeth, and much better blood count than those who do not regularly consume beets. If you regularly consume beets you will drastically improve your general health.

Red beets and their leaves are a high source of folate, which is the natural base of folic acid. Folate helps build tissue and red blood cells. Folic acid from folate is more beneficial rather than to use folic acid supplements.

Beets contain lots of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which help prevent or even cure macular degeneration and other age related eye issues.

Beets are a high source of phytonutrients called betalains. Beet betalains provide strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

Beets maintain blood vessel elasticity, and even help eliminate varicose veins.

Beets are high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, niacin, calcium, iron, and biotin. Red coloring in the stool or urine is not uncommon after consuming beets. 

Fight Inflammation

Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.5 As reported by the World's Healthiest Foods:6

 Detoxification Support
The betalin pigments in beets support your body's Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body.

Traditionally, beets are valued for their support in detoxification and helping to purify your blood and your liver.

Eat Your Beet Greens Too

Besides containing important nutrients like protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

Beet greens actually have even more iron than spinach (another leafy green in the same botanical family) as well as a higher nutritional value overall than the beetroot itself. Read "What Are Beet Greens Good For?
  • Help ward off osteoporosis by boosting bone strength
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  • Strengthen your immune system by stimulating the production of antibodies and white blood cells
If you've never tried beet greens before, don't let them intimidate you. They can be added raw to vegetable juice or sautéed lightly right along with other greens like spinach and Swiss chard.

Anti-Aging Properties

Eating beets is one of the best days to cleanse the digestive tract and blood. Detoxification in this way combined with the high antioxidant values found in beets is an effective way to help naturally slow aging.

Beets are a great way to help balance pH levels and to alkalize the body as well. The pH scale is used to determine acidity versus alkalinity, with 7.1 to 14 being alkaline and 7 being neutral. Most diseases live in an acidic environment, so your body’s goal is to be slightly alkaline- and many whole foods like fruits and vegetables help to achieve this.


Eating foods made with whole wheat can help you get more betaine in your diet, since both wheat germ and wheat bran are among the better sources of betaine. Wheat germ contains 1,241 milligrams per 100-gram serving, and wheat bran contains 1,339 milligrams. 


Spinach is your best for increasing your betaine levels, since it is particularly high in this nutrient, with 645 milligrams per 100 grams. Beets are another good way to get your betaine, since they contain 297 milligrams per 100-gram serving. Try a side of spinach sauteed with garlic and olive oil, add grated or cooked beets to your salads or start your meal off with borscht, a Russian beet soup.

Animal Products

Although meat and poultry aren't particularly good sources of betaine, many Americans get a lot of their betaine from these foods because they eat so much of them, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

You don't necessarily have to eat betaine-rich foods to increase your betaine levels, because choline is a precursor to betaine. Eating foods high in choline, like chicken or beef liver, eggs or pork, can also improve your betaine levels. Check with your doctor before taking betaine supplements, because these can cause side effects, including diarrhea and nausea and may raise your cholesterol levels. However, you don't have to worry about getting too much betaine from foods.

Try Russian Beet Soup (Borscht)

Borscht - A Russian beet soup. I love this soup and haven't make it yet this winter. I guess I need to do so soon while it's still soup weather.
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There are many ways to enjoy beets:
  • Grate them raw over salads
  • Add them to your fresh vegetable juice
  • Lightly steam them
  • Marinate them with lemon juice, herbs, and olive oil
For an even more intense flavor, try Borscht, or beet soup, which is a traditional Russian dish. This particular recipe below, from Dirt Doctor, also includes homemade broth, making it particularly nourishing and healing.

  • 1 quart of organic, homemade broth (preferably beef or buffalo)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 or 4 medium size beets – thinly sliced
  • 1 onion – thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of shredded red cabbage
  • 1/8 cup minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Sherry (optional)
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Over medium low heat, melt butter in a medium size soup pot.
  • Add onions and beets and cook until soft – about 7 or 8 minutes.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper. Stir in broth.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes. Then add fresh cabbage, parsley, nutmeg, and sherry. Simmer for a couple minutes more, season with additional salt and pepper, serve, and enjoy.
  • Add a dollop of crème fraiche or sour cream if you like.

ZINC Mg Candida

  • Zinc is responsible for healthy immune function, protein and energy production, and enzymatic activity. It is also responsible for helping glucose metabolism convert sugars into ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate). 

    Without enough zinc, excessive glucose is stored in cells and can become food for yeast. Maintaining ATP is also critical for immune support, pH balance, and other biochemical properties which directly fight excessive yeast.

    Side Effects
    There are no significant side effects when zinc levels are within healthy ranges. Overdosing of zinc may include vomiting, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fainting, or chest pain. Zinc cream used on broken skin may cause irritation such as stinging or itching. Zinc is potentially dangerous in nose sprays, as they may cause loss of smell.
    To find out if you are lacking zinc in your body, take a taste test. Simply swish around liquid zinc sulfate in your mouth for 10-15 seconds, at least one hour after eating or drinking (water is okay). If there is a strong metallic taste, you are not deficient in zinc. However, an inability to taste the liquid or only noticing a light flavor means you are zinc deficient. The lower the taste, the higher the deficiency.
    Determining how much extra zinc to take depends on how much zinc is consumed through diet, supplements, and results on a taste test. Generally, taking 20-30mg daily is considered safe even for those who are not deficient, however sources disagree on whether 40, 50, or 100mg is the limit for daily intake. It is better to begin with lower dosages and build up over time to know how your body reacts, particularly if you have a sensitive stomach or experience yeast die-off effects.
    When taking zinc supplements, wait two hours after eating a meal. If nausea occurs, take zinc with a light, low-fiber snack or meal, as fiber can hinder absorption. Though whole grains contain both zinc and fiber naturally, the relationship between these two nutrients and how well they are absorbed together has not been well researched. If copper levels are in a healthy range, taking 1mg per 15mg of zinc is recommended to balance out mineral content. However, minerals such as copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron should be taken at least two hours apart from zinc.
    Feel you may need more zinc for candida? Take candida quiz to find out more..

    What Forms of Zinc are Good?
    When choosing a supplement, be aware of elemental zinc (the actual amount in milligrams of zinc) versus the total milligrams of the pill which includes the whole formula (oxide, citrate, etc. are added into the zinc).
    Many doctors and studies will suggest different forms will have superior absorption. Agents Actions published research in 1987 where fifteen volunteers were given three versions of zinc and a placebo in a double-blind, four-period crossover trial. Zinc levels were tested through hair, urine, and other methods. The results showed that only the picolinate form increased zinc in the body. In 2005, a study reported in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggested that zinc gluconate was better absorbed in the body versus oxide. Other research suggests that for antiviral properties in zinc, the acetate and gluconate forms are best, while carnosine works well for memory and digestive disorders.
    Zinc can be applied topically to treat skin irritations, including rash and skin yeast infections. Gels and ointments of zinc oxide are available. Follow directions on the bottle and do not use in nose or vaginal canal unless otherwise stated. Manuka honey is a great alternative for skin related issue and you can read more about it here.
    Other Uses
    Zinc has a wide variety of health benefits aside from immune and antifungal support, including:
    • Alleviating and preventing allergies
    • Increasing sense of smell and taste
    • Supporting fertility in men and prostate health
    • Maintaining healthy acid levels in the stomach
    • Treating macular degeneration
    • Improving sleep
    • Diminishing scars and healing wounds
    • Regulating oil glands to prevent acne
    • Treating herpes (both simplex infections)
    Should I start low or high dose of zinc for my candida?
    Begin with a lower dose of zinc and increase over time to see how your body reacts. See “What Forms of Zinc are Better” for more information.
    Which Zinc is the Best? (undecylenate or picolinate or pyrithione or gluconate or carnosine)?
    See “What Forms of Zinc are Better” for more information.
    Is Zinc Oxide good?
    Zinc oxide has not been shown to absorb in the body as well as other forms. See “What Forms of Zinc are Better”  for more information.
    Can Candida be Caused Because of Zinc Deficiency?
    Yes. See the “introduction” and “Benefits” section for more information.
    Can zinc feed candida yeast overgrowth?
    Studies have found no evidence that zinc feeds candida.
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    Can zinc cause die off effect? How long can it last?

    Yes. If the die-off effect is too strong or undesirable, cut back on the amount of zinc being taken. And to answer your question of how long it can last check the video below.

    Taking extra zinc prevents the bio-unavailability of copper, a condition when excessive amounts of copper are stored in the body, yet cannot be accessed. When this occurs, copper is unable to function as a fungicide. In 1998, research published in Analyst found that copper and zinc displayed antimicrobial effects when tested with bacteria, viruses, and fungi, including candida. Despite many people lacking nutrients with modern diets, copper is an exception. Stresslower metabolism, estrogenic medications such as birth control, vegetarian diets, and treated cookware can contribute to high levels of copper and depleted amounts of zinc.

    What To Remember Most About This Article:

    If you aren't feeling well, you may call it Candida die-off—a cleansing phenomenon in your body that may result in flu-like symptoms. But this Candida die-off may not be the answer you have been hoping for. Your body may simply be releasing waste to accommodate new toxins that settle in.
    Candida overgrowth needs to be taken seriously.
    Seven powerfully fermented herbs can target Candida to restore health, even after it has grown systemic:
    1. Turmeric Root: Contains naturally antifungal curcuminoids that suppress Candida growth.
    2. Oregano Leaf: Targets Candida and kills yeast cells, according to research.
    3. Pau d'Arco Bark: Pau d'arco's inner bark is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and a laxative, able to selectively target pathogenic intestinal bacteria.
    4. Garlic Bulb: Renowned ancient herb that can cleanse parasites, ease gas, soothe joints, and fight Candida overgrowth.
    5. Peppermint Leaf: Antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal essential oil naturally drawn to attack Candida yeast cell membranes.
    6. Fennel Seed: Antibacterial and antifungal essential oil that most effectively targets coliand Candida albicans.
    7. Echinacea Root: Strengthens the body's immune system to fight off Candida infection internally.

  • of Zinc - Beef and red meat generally is a good source of zinc.

  • Magnesium helps to get rid of Candida, It’s important for blood sugar control, and immune regulation, it helps to breakdown acetaldehyde, which is one of the potent toxins produced by Candida. You need to get rid of this out of the body. 
    Pumpkin seeds1/4 cup317mg
    Brazil nuts1/4 cup133mg
    Almonds1/4 cup109mg
    Wild salmon, cooked2.5oz92mg

    Cooked Spinach1/2 cup83mg

    Magnesium Glycinate is generally considered to be the best. It is very bioavailable .

    In candidiasis, Magnesium , vitamin B6 (pyridoxal phosphate), zinc , and fatty acid deficiencies are all likely to occur and could predispose to the development of hypoglycaemia. 

     Candida-induced nutritional deficiencies (Magnesium, zinc, pyridoxal phosphate, and gamma-linolenic acid). 

    Magnesium and zinc deficiencies could predispose to the heavy metal toxicity (lead,(15) copper,(15) and aluminium(16))

    Vit C Vit B6 & quercetin attenuate the die-off reaction.