Beets may not be the most common vegetable on dinner tables across America, but if they were, everyone’s diet would benefit. This sweet root vegetable, related to Swiss Chard, is packed with high levels of fiber, nutrients, and anti-oxidants. The red pigment contains the anti-oxidant betalain which has anti-inflammatory and detox benefits.
A recent study has shown that beets may also enhance muscle strength. When athletes were given a portion of beet juice to drink, they were able to measure an increase in strength by 13%. According to the researchers, beets contain nitrate which the body converts to nitric oxide which has the effect of boosting muscle strength.
Beets may also relax the walls of arteries making it easier for the heart to pump blood. A Norwegian study showed that blood vessel function was restored to mountain climbers after drinking beet juice at high elevations. Increased altitude tends to constrict blood vessels and blood flow. Again, the improvement was linked to nitric oxide in the juice.
Finding beet juice near you on Treatmo is a breeze. Discover juice options from NYC to Santa Monica, purchase the juice item you want, then stop by to enjoy it. Post photos of your beet drink revitalizing your body and giving you the strength to climb mountains!
Here are three beet superstar juices on Treatmo that we love!
1) Fuel Juice Bar, Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy), NY (Shop Treatmo)
2) The Hive, Santa Monica, California (Shop Treatmo)
3) House of Juice BK, Brooklyn (Prospect Lefferts Garden), New York (Shop Treatmo)
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