We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to live healthier and feel better. But have you thought about using beets instead of refined sugar to sweeten your cookies or other sweet treats? Beets, which have high natural sugar content, have been proven to be good for us, with benefits like the ability to lower blood pressure, boost stamina and even detoxify our bodies. Organic beet crystals are hitting the marketplace and are made from pure beets, but they act like sugar. According to beet sugar crystal brand Salus, you can drink it straight up, too: Just put 1 tablespoon into a large glass of filtered water before a meal to reap all the benefits of beets.