Beetroot Benefits – Exercise Endurance. By Dietitian Juliette Kellow BSc RD

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 25th 2012
  • If you want to work out for a little longer and improve your exercise endurance, you might want to try adding beetroot to your diet according to new research from the University of Exeter and Peninsula Medical School.

Scientists found that when eight male volunteers aged between 19 and 38 years drank 500ml of beetroot juice every day for six days they were able to improve their exercise endurance, cycling for an extra 92 seconds than when they drank a placebo drink of blackcurrant cordial. The study, which was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, also showed that the participants had lower blood pressure when they were resting.

Although the exact way in which beetroot works its magic is still unclear. Read more. 

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