If you’re a runner (as I know many of my readers are), you’ve probably heard some rumblings about beetroot juice. If you’re wondering why many athletes have taken one of the most unpalatable veggies (in my opinion) and decided to start juicing it, there’s a good reason. Nitrates!
Nope, I’m not talking about the bad nitrates in deli meats. The nitrates in beetroot juice are converted to nitric oxide in the body, which helps the muscles take in more oxygen. Why does that matter? Well, that simple process can help you workout for longer without feeling tired. For anyone who runs, swims, bikes, etc. long distances, that could mean the difference between a PR and just another race.
I’ve experimented with beetroot juice for my races, and I’m a believer. In this new video, I’m telling you what it tastes like, what the research says and what you need to know about trying it.