What are beets? Beetroots are a root vegetable that can be consumed in variety of ways. You can add them to your smoothie, bake them, sauté, blend, roast, steam, pickle, add to soups, salads and the list goes on. For being a powerhouse of health they’re pretty versatile. These earthy vegetables are a novelty for your health.
Beets increase athletic performance by increasing stamina. Beets are known for being high in dietary nitrates, which helps improve athletic performance and increases blood flow. This means the athlete can do the same amount of work with less oxygen. It also gives you greater endurance with less oxygen. For athletes, adding beets to your daily regime makes your energy production more efficient. (nutritionfacts.org)
Beets improve brain health due to the nitrates present in them. These nitrates help increase oxygenation and blood flow to the brain. As your brain gets older, the blood flow to the brain decreases. Beets can help increase blood flow to the brain and have a positive impact. (nutritionfacts.org)
Beets help lower blood pressure. Your body converts the dietary nitrates to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps relax and dilate the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure and preventing hypertension. (organicfacts.net)
Overall, the fact that there is a vegetable out there that helps lower blood pressure and increases exercise tolerance is pretty incredible. If you're looking for more convenient ways to incorporate them into your daily dishes take a look at our Organic Freeze-dried Beet Powder along with some of our simple and delicious recipes using it.