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« on: November 22, 2012, 06:21:11 AM »

http://www.healthhabits.ca/2009/08/07/superfood-beetroot/

SuperFood: Beet Root
AUGUST 7, 2009 BY DOUGLAS ROBB

An interesting new study shows that drinking beet root juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. The theory is that the nitrate contained in beet root juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring.

And while the researchers are not yet sure of the exact mechanism that causes the nitrate in the beet root juice to boost stamina, they suspect it could be a result of the nitrate turning into nitric oxide in the body, reducing the oxygen cost of exercise.

In fact, drinking beet root juice reduces oxygen uptake and improves endurance better than any other known means, including training.
Including exercise!



Obviously, this is big news for endurance athletes.

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The researchers gave the test subjects 500ml per day of organic beet root juice for six consecutive days before completing a series of tests, involving cycling on an exercise bike.

On another occasion, they were given a placebo of blackcurrant cordial for six consecutive days before completing the same cycling tests.

After drinking beet root juice the group was able to cycle for an average of 11.25 minutes, which is 92 seconds longer than when they were given the placebo.

Beet root supplementation resulted in a 19% reduction in the amplitude of the pulmonary O2 response during moderate cardio exercise

As an extra added bonus, the group that had consumed the beet root juice also had lower resting blood pressure. (systolic pressure dropped 6 mmHg)

This blood pressure benefit was also found in a 2008 study.

In that study, researchers discovered that within 1 hour of drinking 500ml of beet root juice, volunteers experienced a drop in blood pressure, with the peak drop 3 to 4 hours after ingestion.

Some degree of reduction continued to be observed until up to 24 hours after ingestion.

Researchers showed that the decrease in blood pressure was due to the chemical formation of nitrite from the dietary nitrate in the juice. The nitrate in the juice is converted in saliva, by bacteria on the tongue, into nitrite. This nitrite-containing saliva is swallowed, and in the acidic environment of the stomach is either converted into nitric oxide or re-enters the circulation as nitrite.

The peak time of reduction in blood pressure correlated with the appearance and peak levels of nitrite in the circulation, an effect that was absent in a second group of volunteers who refrained from swallowing their saliva during, and for 3 hours following, beet root ingestion.

This research suggests that drinking beet root juice, or consuming other nitrate-rich vegetables, might be a simple, effective and inexpensive way to reduce blood pressure and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Conclusion
If you are interested in:
  • Lowering your blood pressure
    Reducing your risk of heart disease
    Increasing your aerobic endurance
    and making you cardio sessions feel much, much easier
Drink your beet juice.
And if you canít get your hands on some fresh beet root juice, there are a number of GreenFood/SuperFood/Antioxidant drinks that have beet root powder as an ingredient.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 07:17:27 AM »

When I used to juice a lot,  Grin  I tried some recipes that included beet. 

The most vile tasting thing ever!  Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 11:55:03 AM »

Can't be any worse than coconut water.  Recently gave in, and was like....what....the..... .fuck?
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 07:48:15 PM »

Can't be any worse than coconut water.  Recently gave in, and was like....what....the..... .fuck?


i like coconut water, especially mixed with rum
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 05:50:01 PM »


i like coconut water, especially mixed with rum


How does it compare with coconut rum?
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 07:15:30 PM »


How does it compare with coconut rum?


coconut rum is a disgusting american't invention my friend... i like rum straight... rum in coconut water tastes like rum with a hint of coconut
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 07:54:51 PM »

When I used to juice a lot,  Grin  I tried some recipes that included beet. 

The most vile tasting thing ever!  Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed


Is beet juice not the same thing as that red stuff that comes in cans of sliced beets?

I hope so, because I love that stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 07:58:03 PM »

Is beet juice not the same thing as that red stuff that comes in cans of sliced beets?

I hope so, because I love that stuff.

cans maybe... but not the pickled jars
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 09:10:09 PM »

cans maybe... but not the pickled jars

Yeah, not pickled... Just that red juice in cans of regular beets?  I could drink that shit all day.

Going to try and juice some beets.  Wish me luck
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 05:05:10 AM »

good luck....

i have to try this stuff on the weekend...
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 06:41:30 AM »

Is beet juice not the same thing as that red stuff that comes in cans of sliced beets?

I hope so, because I love that stuff.

I was talking about raw beets juiced in a juicer.   Lips sealed
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 11:38:07 PM »

oohhh Thas's awesome... think to drink that every week, because I am so health conscious and want to stay healthy.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 04:20:06 AM »

I was talking about raw beets juiced in a juicer.   Lips sealed

Totally gross by the way.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 05:28:29 AM »

When I used to juice a lot,  Grin  I tried some recipes that included beet. 

The most vile tasting thing ever!  Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed


Not as vile as kale  Sad
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