Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Beets are root vegetables that have gained a bad reputation for tasting like dirt. Despite their less than desirable taste, these roots are great for your health! They are a good source of Folate, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin C, and fiber. In addition, some of the most important benefits of beets come from the high content of inorganic nitrates, which turns into nitric oxide in your body, therefore contributing to increased exercise performance and enhanced cardiovascular health.
The nitrates in beets contributes to increased endurance and stamina during workouts which is great for athletes who are looking to keep their fitness regimen free of caffeine, sugar and other stimulants! Even further fitness benefits can be obtained when beets are combined with other substances such as L- arginine, which also helps with nitric oxide production, and Turmeric or Boswellia, which can help shorten muscle recovery time by reducing exercise induced inflammation.
In addition to supporting better exercise routines, beets support enhanced cardiovascular health by contributing to improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. Once again, beets can be combined with other supplements to provide even greater cardiovascular support. These include Amla Fruit Extract, which helps with cholesterol, and blood sugar control, Hawthorn berries for circulation and arterial health, Watermelon Extract, which contains lycopene, and Nattokinase, which has been known for anti-clotting capabilities.
We know that some people choose not to consume beets because of the taste. Getting a valuable dose of beets in capsule or powder form can be a great way to obtain the amazing health benefits without having to test your taste buds during meals. If your goal is to target your cardiovascular heath while supporting your fitness goals (or vice versa) check out our various Cardio 911® products for support!
Disclaimers: This article does not constitute professional medical advice, nor can it replace the advice of a licensed professional.