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    Hi everyone,

    So after having read a bunch of research showing a great endurance benefit from using beet juice daily, I have started drinking this in the morning before my workouts.

    I know that sweet potatoes are superior to bananas as a post workout energy source, but was wondering about using beet juice post workout instead since this is much easier.

    I am training for an ironman so I need the extra energy.

    Lonnie

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    Sounds legit, as they say!

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    great idea, have you noticed a difference?

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    I've been drinking beet juice daily for about 2 weeks and i do feel like i've got more energy. It's very subtle and maybe it's all in my head but I think there's something to the beet juice.

    we drink it after workouts, not before. I don't think my guts could handle it before a workout!

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    Probably because it's got a ton of sugar
    -Chuck

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    Do you have any links to this research?

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    Hmm... sugary juice instead of whole foods.
    Yes, beets are sugary.
    They also have a TON of nitrates, which are probably playing a role in this.

    And other compounds... some friendly, some not so friendly.
    If a person has kidney issues, for instance, they should NOT consume beets at all as they are very high in oxalates.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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    You should give beet kvass a try. It's an easy to make fermented beetroot drink which is apparently very nutritious and a great tonic. Beet Kvass

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    i've made some and it's sitting in the fridge now, but i'm still too chicken to try it!

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    I made some ages ago and it was actually not bad. I'll need to make it again the next time I have some beetroot handy.

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