The author is correct. Beets are almost a miracle food.
I just might try a beet cocktail.
Best recipe for drinking with beets: One large beet, a quart of Makers Mark. Drink 1/2 of the Maker’s Mark with branch water. Throw the beet out into the yard. Shoot rabbits that go after the beet (be careful of loading the gun with all the MM in you). Have wife retrieve rabbit and clean it. Have her use your best rabbit recipe. Drink rest of Makers Mark while watching her. Eat until you are full.
Just to clarify the authors confusion, Drinking is not Eating.
Drinking a cocktail is not the same as eating, say pickled beets.