Who doesn’t love a good workout? Veteran athletes know the key to a good workout is preparation. Preparing with protein shakes and energy drinks is pretty common, but there’s a magical little vegetable that can help make the most out of your workouts, too—we’re sure you’ve heard by now. It’s beets!
A study by the University of Exeter’s School of Sport and Health Sciences reported that beet juice can increase athletic stamina. Two different groups of cyclists were studied for six days. Group 1 drank half a liter of beet juice while group 2 drank a currant drink. The beet root group cycled an average of 16 percent longer! The same group had lower resting blood pressure as well and better oxygen re-uptake levels!
Part of the reason is that beets contain nitrates, which can power up your workouts. These can be found in other vegetables, but beets are one of the most abundant nitrate sources. Nitrates help bring oxygen to muscles, helping them pump more efficient and for a longer period of time – giving you a way better workout.
For a good, strong workout, you’ll need to be prepared for the recovery afterward. Excessive sweating means an excessive lose of electrolytes. And all that high-octane action can cause inflammation. Beets are so magical that they can even help with that! Beet juice is high in potassium, which helps balance fluid levels and electrolytes. It also contains betaine, which can help reduce chronic inflammation.
We got the beets!
We’re such big fans of beets that we didn’t make just one beet product, but two! Both of the dry-mix beverages are specially formulated to give you the best workout possible: from start to finish. Take the Pre-Workout before your workout and take Rapid Recovery Fuel afterwards.
- Organic Power Beets Pre-Workout: Promote healthy blood flow and stable energy for a strong workout. With some extra support from Yerbe Mate and Rhodiola Root, this helps support healthy adrenal function and hydration for all athletic levels.
- Organic Power Beets Rapid Recovery Fuel: Promote a better recovery after workouts with a special superfoods blend that helps support electrolyte levels and healthy joint function.
If you didn’t like the taste of beets when you were younger, don’t worry (we won’t tell your parents, it’s our secret)! These products are available in tasty and natural flavors. Why would we use an artificial flavor? You want to burn those calories, not gain them back! Both are affordably priced and conveniently packaged, all you have to worry about is getting that cardio in!