Lacking energy? How a BEETROOT juice shot every day could improve your athletic performance
A glass of bright pink, nutrient packed beetroot juice could create unbeatable athletes. Australian researchers have discovered that nitrate-rich beetroot juice can enhance the performances of athletes, as well as provide numerous health benefits to the body overall. Researchers examined the influence beetroot supplements had on six national-level male and five international-level female kayakers at the West Austra
Researchers examined the influence beetroot supplements had on six national-level male and five international-level female kayakers (not pictured)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING BEETROOT?
Heart health and blood pressure: beetroot juice has been found to significantly lower blood pressure because of the high nitrate levels.
Dementia: It can improve oxygenation to the brain and slow down the dementia process. Diabetes: Alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant found inside of beetroots, can lower glucose levels and can increase insulin sensitivity.
Antioxidants: Beetroots are known to increase the number of white blood cells in the body, which help find and eliminate abnormal cells. Courtesy of Medical News Today