Beets are known for their deep red colour which will stain your hands and clothes if you aren’t careful but what else is amazing about these bright beauties? They provide us with essential everyday nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium.
Boost Endurance! Research suggests that nitrates in beets boost endurance. Athletes who drank fresh beet juice (from 3-5 beets) performed 15% better than others in a study. “Peak nitrate levels occur two to three hours after you eat or drink beets,” so plan accordingly.
Heart Health! Beets are rich in nitrates, betaine, and the B-vitamin folate which research suggests is good for your blood pressure and overall artery health.