Olympic athletes are really “into” beet juice due to its boost of power due to the compound nitric oxide (NO) contained in beet root.Nitric acid in beet juice or powder helps dilate and widen arteries for easier blood flow and increases oxygen rich blood to flow to your cells resulting in greater energy! Imagine this all surging thru your blood and muscles and increasing circulation, normalizing blood pressure and decreasing inflammation.
As you age, especially after your 40’s, NO can become critically low. Japanese researchers have found a 75% decline in NO in their studies and confirm this decline is what “ages” us!
Athletes use beet juice when in competition to get an edge, legally! Especially in sports that need fast oxygen intake, like swimmers, runners and cyclists for they experience significant boosts of power, in some cases 2-3% faster.
In the world of competition or the Olympics, a 3% improvement can mean the difference between winning a bronze , silver or gold medal! So it’s no wonder that athletes are getting “juiced up” on beets, to boost stamina and endurance.
Beets also contain high folic acid, potassium, betaine, phenols and nitrates (good one). They also have more magnesium, carotene, iron, phosphorus and Vitamins A,B and C, it is a super-food!