Beets are a high level fat burning food. They contain many minerals and vitamins including vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and potassium all of which help your immune system. Beets also have diuretic properties so they flush excess water out of your system and of course water retention can be problem when you are overweight. One cup has about 50 calories so you can pretty much eat all you want.
It gets better. Fresh beets contain phytonutrients called betalains which include both betanin and vulgaxanthin. These betalains reduce inflammation of the joints and provide your body with antioxidants. Beets are also known for their ability to "detoxify" the body which also helps you lose weight.
We have a really great beet recipe on our messageboard.