OPW's Health Space 

OPW's Health Space is where members of the OPW team — Will (head nutritionist), Dr. Valentina Benitez (naturopathic physician), and Stevie (nutritionist) — will share their thoughts on all things nutrition, diets, herbs, naturopathic medicine and many other topics of health and natural medicine. 

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Nutrition Spotlight: Beets

This Nutrition Spotlight is on a highly beneficial food when it comes to performance nutrition: beetroot! Beets, or beetroot, are a great source of folate, manganese, and potassium, and a good source of iron, magnesium, Vitamin C, and so much more. They are also an excellent source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which help to optimize health, particular eye health. Beets are also high in betalains (what gives beets their colors) and these pigments have been shown to act as antioxidants and be anti-inflammatory, but what they're best known to help promote is Phase 2 of our body's detoxification process, a step that involves cells linking up with lingering and unwanted toxins, making

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