Can't "Beet" A Borscht Soup To Keep Healthy & Warm

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Can't "Beet" A Borscht Soup To Keep Healthy & Warm

By Sandy J Duncan (Natural News)

8 Beetiful Health Benefits Of Beets

1. Heart Health: lowers your cholesterol and triglyceride levels

2. Pregnancy Boost:
high B-vitamins help developing baby as well as help protect against the condition neural tube defect

3. Colon Cancer Preventative:
due to the betacyaninis

4. Lung Support: vitamin C content can help asthma patient to better manage their condition as well as the high levels of beta-carotene boost

5. Eye Health: Due to their high vitamin A content, beets can slow or completely prevent the formation of cataracts

6. Increases Sex Hormones: high levels of the mineral boron, which can dramatically boost the production of sexual hormones in your body

7. Improves The Health Of Your Muscles, Nerves And Immune System: due to high levels of magnesium and potassium

8. Reduce The Risk Of Strokes: high in potassium

Polish Borscht Soup Recipe

(use organic ingredients where possible)


  • 2 leeks (or 1 medium onion)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 beets, medium sized (or 1 16oz can/jar)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon natural sweetener of choice (honey, agave, stevia)

After soup is cooked and blended add:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon horseradish to taste
  • 1/2 cup natural organic yoghurt or kefir (optional)


Clean the leeks, carrots and celery and chop. Sauté vegetables in olive oil with the garlic until fragrant. Scrub the beets and chop off both the ends. Do not peel. Add everything except the dill, lemon juice, horseradish and yoghurt/kefir and bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes. Scoop out the beets and peel. Using a blender, puree the beets and soup broth/vegetables or use an immersion blender. Put the smooth soup back into the pot and add remaining ingredients. Can be served hot or chilled.

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