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.
Sounds legit, as they say!
great idea, have you noticed a difference?
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!
Probably because it's got a ton of sugar ;)
Do you have any links to this research?
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 should give beet kvass a try. It's an easy to make fermented beetroot drink which is apparently very nutritious and a great tonic. [url=http://thenourishingcook.com/how-to-make-fermented-beet-kvass/]Beet Kvass[/url]
i've made some and it's sitting in the fridge now, but i'm still too chicken to try it!
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.