2. Beets are one of the best anti-inflammatory foods
Beets are an excellent source of betalain, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
Beets are also a good source of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is associated with inflammatory diseases. Individuals consuming less than the RDA of magnesium have been show to be 1.48 to 1.75 times more likely to have elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation marker.