11. Even the leaves of raw beets have been eaten and useful and beneficial to one's health. The leaves have been known to counter "garlic" breath and in Roman times Hippocrates advocated the use of beet leaves as binding for healing wounds. 12. Beets being naturally colorful and bright red make an excellent and healthful garnish for artistic presentation of a meal. They also can be made into a number of cold salads for a change of pace meal. Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beets their red color, this pigment is what is responsible for helping to fight cancer. 13. Beets have been shown to help cleanse the blood, cleanse the colon and strengthen the gall bladder and liver. 14. There is something called Beet Therapy. Doctors have used it to get rid of tumors and to help people with blood diseases and leukemia. 15. Some people have used beats to treat and cure boils, abscesses and even acne. http://www.healing.org/only-23.html
So, after knowing all this, isn't it time to introduce beets into your diet? What have you got to lose? In fact they will even help you lose weight!