A key to endurance in exercise is oxygen utilization. As you workout, your body uses a lot of oxygen, and depleting that oxygen will (as anyone who has ever been out of breath knows) make you feel tired, sometimes well before your muscles give out. Now a new study suggests that beet juice may be able to increase endurance by 16 percent—more than is possible by any other means, including training
Reduced oxygen use and boosting stamina
Beetroot is helpful in creating healthy red blood cells and helps to maximize the amount of oxygen being carried on the red blood cells.
It also increases the efficient uptake of oxygen and during exercise it helps that less oxygen is required – leading to far more stamina and staying power.
The reduced consumption of oxygen by the muscles during exercise and physical activity has important implications for our understanding of the factors that regulate mitochondrial respiration (cell functioning) and muscle contractile energetics in humans.
In other words – this means less fatigue, higher endurance and increased stamina, which provides more vitality and energy to live a full and energetic life.
The magnesium contained in the juice can also help to ease muscle tension, stress and anxiety
Beetroot Health Benefits:
- An excellent source of iron and folate, both of which are needed by pregnant women.
- Helps lower high blood pressure and elevates low blood pressure.
- Contains betaine, which studies have shown has significant anti-cancer properties and is effective in inhibiting the formation of cancer-causing cells in the body and can also protect against colon and stomach cancer.
- Fiber content helps with bowel movements. Juicing beetroot and drinking it on a regular basis can also relieve chronic constipation.
- Helps detoxify the liver.
- Contains tryptophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being, similar to chocolate