LOVE beets but I haven't eaten them in years because of the whole blood thing. I'm pretty sure they actually masked an earlier flare for me because I *was* bleeding but attributed it to eating beets.
Golden beets are a delicious option :) And yes, they are good raw, if you have a food processor or a lot of patience it's good to make them into a "slaw" for eating raw.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13