I love beets!

Posted by on August 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm.

How cool is this?

Beetroot juice ‘boosts stamina’


Nitrates seem to be the key ingredient in beetroot

Drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help people exercise for up to 16% longer, a UK study suggests.

A University of Exeter team found nitrate contained in the vegetable leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake – making exercise less tiring.

The small Journal of Applied Physiology study suggests the effect is greater than that which can be achieved by regular training.

Beetroot juice has previously been shown to reduce blood pressure.

We eat a lot of beets.  We grow them.  In fact, I should have a few more ready to harvest very soon!


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