Beets have recently been praised as superfood, and many health professionals have encouraged people from all walks of life to “eat beets”. And it makes sense. Beets are a plant and naturally draw their nutrients from the soil, which in itself brings some pretty powerful things.
But what happens when you include these vegetables in your daily diet? Are you getting superhuman Maybe, maybe not. Still, some super nice things could happen to your body to make it work better than before. Here are some of these things:
1. Your athletic performance will improve
Okay, while you may not be climbing buildings, picking up cars, or flying your body over large cities, research has shown that athletic performance improves if you consume beets every day.
In fact, a study was published in the Nutrients – Open Access Journal of Human Nutrition, in which researchers looked for the effects of beet juice supplementation on cardiovascular endurance in athletes. Beet juice was used as a daily supplement in the study, and the results showed that chronic beet juice supplementation could improve cardiovascular performance at anaerobic threshold and VO2max intensity.
It was also noted that the juice should be taken within 90 minutes before exercise to ensure that the juice works at its maximum level within 2-3 hours after ingestion.
2. You’ll have more energy
Therefore, it must be taken for granted that you will also have a higher energy level if you can do better after eating this red root vegetable. While this is more or less the case, it is good to have scientific evidence to support the claim.
Research published in The Telegraph Fund says that people who drink beet juice double the amount of nitrate in their blood. Beetroot juice also helped muscles work more efficiently by reducing the oxygen uptake of those muscles. This result was found in low and high intensity exercises.
3. You’ll have a healthier body weight
Something that goes well with more energy and athletic performance is a healthier body weight. Not to mention the fact that your other eating habits are likely to be healthier if you are ready to eat beets or chop the juice.
Suffice it to say that your body weight changes positively if you consume beets every day (as in good).
4. You could have lower blood pressure
When you exercise and have a healthier body weight, low blood pressure generally follows. However, the question remains whether beets alone can lower blood pressure. Good for you, we did the research and the results are, it does.
In fact, the investigation found that beets not only lower blood pressure, but are also considered a complementary treatment for high blood pressure. This is due to the high content of inorganic nitrate (NO3), which has a positive effect on systolic blood pressure (PAS) and diastolic blood pressure (PAD).
5. It could Increase in blood flow
One of the reasons why people do better in sports is that beets, among other things, may open blood vessels and thus improve blood circulation. Some have even claimed that it can help men do better in the bedroom.
In this case, while the judgment is still in force, it is worth trying.
6. Improve digestion
As with most vegetables, beets are full of fiber. A serving with a cup contains 3.8 grams of fiber. That’s a whopping 15% of your recommended daily value.
And as we know, fiber works wonders on your digestive flow, causing you to move this food through you regularly.
7. Your sleep could improve
A nutrient that is often overlooked and is found in many plants, including beets, is choline. Choline helps maintain the structure of our cell membranes and helps us sleep. It has also been found to improve learning and memory, support nerve impulse transmission, fat absorption and chronic inflammation reduction.
So we probably should have titled this section “Beet have choline”, but you understand the point.
But wait. There’s more.
Before you buy raw beets or vegetables in juice form, you should be aware that any excess can have its drawbacks. Beets are a strong drink and can damage your digestion if consumed in large quantities. Research has shown that excessive consumption of beet juice can lead to an accumulation of metals in the liver such as iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus.
So eat and drink responsibly if you want to take advantage of the incredible benefits of this charged plant.