How Beet Juice Can Help Boost Your Performance
Crossfit and Spartan Obstacle races are rising in popularity because they allow you to form a strong community while you push your limits.
You have to put in the effort and made sure you’re nourishing your body, and nutrition is what we’re going to help you with today.
Going to bed early, eating the right foods, and training hard in and out of the gym. It’s all part of the path to your goals. Sure it sucks when you’re lying on the ground covered in sweat after your workout, but when you have your friend next to you, it’s a little easier.
When it’s time to sweat, it pays to be running on high-octane nutrition. This is why you eat nutrient-dense foods and should consider making beet juice your beverage of choice.
What’s the big deal about beets?
I’m sure you know that beets are a nutrient-dense superfood, they have loads of essential vitamins and minerals. But did you know that they are also high in nitrates that increase athletic performance by:
- Improving cardiovascular endurance
- Speeding up muscle recovery
- Delaying muscle fatigue
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing inflammation
The high concentration of nitrates within beet juice causes the body to undergo vasodilation. That means that your blood vessels dilate to allow increased blood flow. Beet juice also allows your body to produce more energy by using up less oxygen.
The increased flow of blood means this extra oxygen is then transported readily throughout your body while you exercise. During periods of high-intensity work, that extra oxygen flow can make a big difference in terms of athletic performance.
No matter what your athletic level, what you put in your body directly affects what you are capable of. Whether it’s that PR you’ve been aiming for in the gym or completing your first Spartan Race.
When the intensity is turned up, be sure your body is ready.
Consuming nitrate rich foods such as beet juice will let you put the pedal to the floor. It allows your body to transport oxygen more efficiently. This keeps your muscles and cardiovascular system performing at a peak level for longer periods of time.
Basically, nitrate-rich foods allow you to go harder, longer and beet juice is at the top of this list.
Beet juice isn’t a magic pill.
But it will help give you that extra push when you’re at your limit.
In a study by Exeter University, consuming regular beet juice helped athletic performance. They saw reduced oxygen consumption during moderate and high-intensity exercise. They also saw increased time to exhaustion at high-intensity by 15%.
Beet juice won’t help you enter the elite category overnight if you’re just a beginner. But it will make your workout easier and give you more energy. This increase in energy will allow you to push yourself longer and harder.
Beet juice is simple to make
- Chop five small beets
- Put in a blender
- Add a 1 cup of ice
- Blend & Enjoy
You might be thinking “Making my own beet juice? That sounds like it’s going to make a mess and taste gross”. You’re right, and there is a better way which we’ll get to in a moment.
Get on the beet-en path
Fitness is about testing your body and your mind.
So when you’re covered in sweat at the end of your routine or your race, you know you had what it takes. You took the challenge of pushing your body to its limit and accepted it.
Want to push your limits even further? Then consider adding beet juice to your diet
Now, you could juice 10 beets each day; 20 - 30 minutes before your workout
Or you could simply add this concentrated beet juice powder to some water, drink and enjoy your new found endurance.
Here’s what other athletes are saying:
“I feel a lot stronger and I am able to push myself harder and longer. I at skeptical at first, but this stuff really works!” - Marion Simon, Spartan Racer
“Terrific product. Been using it for six months, already on my fourth container.” Jim Brussel, Amazon Customer
“I'm really impressed with this beet juice powder. It give me that boost I need in the gym during my 12-noon crossfit workouts. This stuff really works” Luis Monge, CrossFit Athlete
In addition to being convenient, this concentrated beet juice powder also contains a proprietary blend of electrolytes and sea salt for long-distance endurance athletes.
We encourage you to drink some beet juice later this week. It's best consumed 30 minutes prior to exercise, the benefits will last 3 - 4 hours.
This concentrated beet juice powder is even more effective and its a super convenient natural-way to get the performance you desire.