Beets are one of several tasty root vegetables you can easily grow in your garden at home. They get their luscious red color from a substance called betanin, which is thought to improve the immune system. Just like beans, beets are packed full of fiber and vitamins.
Did you know that ½ cup of beets contains only 29 calories yet provides you with 2 grams fiber and a whopping 19-percent of your daily requirement of folate (vitamin B)? Not only that, but you can eat the baby beet greens in salads or cook the larger ones as a side dish.