You can’t beat the beet for muscle recovery: Scientists reveal how the superfood heals muscle damage

You can’t beat the beet for muscle recovery: Scientists reveal how the superfood heals muscle damage:

Drinking beetroot juice may help attenuate muscle damage following strenuous physical activities, British scientists revealed in a recent study.

As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Northumbria in the U.K. recruited 30 active men aged 18 to 28 years who work out at least twice a week. The participants were instructed to do 100 intensive jump exercises to induce leg muscle damage.

The men were then given either 250 ml beetroot juice, 125 ml beetroot juice, or a placebo over the next three days. The placebo drink contained as much calories and carbohydrates as the beetroot juice.

“Three days of consuming the higher beetroot juice dose enhanced participants’ recovery. Those in the beetroot juice group jumped an average of 18 per cent higher than those in the placebo group two days after completing the exercise bout,” lead researcher Dr. Tom Clifford said in a Daily Mail article.

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6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

And there are many more reasons to drink beet juice.


6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice:

Beets have been around since ancient times, growing along the coastlines of Asia, North Africa and Europe. At one time, only the greens of the beet plant were eaten but, now, beet juice is quite popular as well.

While beets are enjoyed for their sweet, appealing taste, many people still remain uneducated about the tremendous health benefits of beets and beet juice.  If your healthcare provider does NOT understand what you’re about to read (below) – we suggest you find another  doctor that appreciates the power of good nutrition for disease prevention.

Here are the 6 best reasons to start drinking beet juice – today

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