Recently some interesting research came out in the July 2009 Journal of Applied Physiology on the benefits of Beetroot juice in improving exercise performance. This juice, which is high in nitrates, minerals, and Vitamin C, may boost stamina and allow people to exercise up to 16% longer.
Professor Andy Jones, from University of Exeter, reported that Beetroot juice may help the body utilize less oxygen while performing more work, thus increasing stamina. He states that the exact mechanism behind these benefits is unclear but still the results are very significant. The researchers commented that the findings could be relevant in those that have compromised cardiovascular, respiratory, or metabolic conditions. Given the fact that 40-55% of the western population are susceptible to these conditions, drinking beetroot juice could be a functional food with great therapeutic benefits.
So when you’re preparing for your next must-win meeting you may want to include Beetroot juice on the table. Although you may not be exercising in your meeting, the benefits of this juice’s nutrient density may be just what you need to keep your brain sharp and full of energy.
Director of Nutrition