Watercress Beet Salad

Watercress Beet Salad on White Plate

Watercress Beet Salad

Beets are one of my favorites for reducing inflammation and supporting the heart.  Beets are high in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate and fiber.  Their amazing benefits for healthy nerve & muscle function, liver, kidney, bone and cardiovascular health (including reducing blood pressure) are documented in the scientific literature as well as for gallbladder health, healthy skin, and for the prevention of cataracts and for reducing inflammation.  This watercress beet salad makes it easy to enjoy them because it’s simple and delicious!

If you’re not used to eating beets on a regular basis, let me share with you that one of the top reasons people go to the ER is rectal bleeding.  Sometimes people go to the ER a day or two after consuming beets.  What I’m trying to say is that you may see red in your stool and this is perfectly normal after eating a meal that contains beets, including beet juice.  So, don’t panic 🙂

Recipe  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bunch watercress, washed
  • 1 cup organic beets, peeled & chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon organic sunflower seeds, unsalted
  • 1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped or sliced

DIRECTIONS

Assemble all ingredients in a salad bowl and drizzle with raw apple cider vinegar or dressing of choice.


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