Chances are you either love beets or hate ’em. We happen to be lovers, and we’ve got a ton of reasons (and 10 awesome beets recipes!) why you should hop on board the beet train. Sure, this funny-looking veggie seems like a fast way to stain your clothes, but it’s also packed with nutrients and vitamins, and lends a lot of flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Just ask Food Network star and author of The 10 Things You Need to Eat, Dave Lieberman. He explains, “we call beets “nature’s multivitamin” because they boast an incredible range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can ward off all kinds of sickness and disease, from the common cold to cancer.” Beets protect your health, they can lower blood pressure and so much more. In short, they are a superfood that can be super tasty when prepared right.