What’s The Scoop On: Beetroot Juice

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Beetroot – the beautifully blushing pink vegetable bursting with sweet, earthy flavours. Perfect in salads, sandwiches, hummus, and even chocolate cake, beetroot isn’t just the sweet root vegetable that stains all it touches cerise pink. Beetroot is also a powerhouse of nutrients. It is without a doubt, a superfood, and what better way to get these nutrients in than via an easily digested juice. 

So in the spirit of the month of looooove, we’ve put together our top 6 reasons for giving beetroot some lovin’ this February!

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No. 1 – Power Up Your Workout!

Beetroot is super high in nitrates. All veggies contain this substance, but beetroot contains 20 times the amount of nitrates of other vegetables. Once in the body, nitrates convert into nitric oxide which increases blood flow and oxygenation in the body, getting our muscles moving and our lungs working. Studies found that those drinking beetroot juice immediately before exercise could workout for 16% longer!

No. 2 – Beetroot for Heart Health

Research shows that beetroot juice could help with lowering blood pressure. When drank, the nitrates in the juice can lower blood pressure immediately and continue to do so for up to 24 hours post-consumption. Researchers found that patients who consumed beetroot juice daily for a month had lowered their systolic B.P by 4 to 5 points. Furthermore, they’d softened their arterial structure, thus lowering the risk for blockages.

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No. 3 – Beetroot for Detoxing

Beetroots are a powerful liver cleanser. This makes them fantastic for detoxing and cleansing the body.
Adding them to a homemade juice recipe is a great way to reap the benefits. Add some apple, ginger, lemon and celery and you’ve got a winner!

Beets also contain plenty of pectin. This is a dietary fibre that clears the toxins released by the liver. This helps to stop them from being re-absorbed.

No. 4 – Reduces Inflammation

The betalains in beetroots are highly anti-inflammatory while betaine helps to protect cells, proteins and enzymes from oxidative stress caused by our environment. This oxidative stress can cause chronic inflammation within the body which can lead to a variety of different diseases. 

No. 5 – Lowers Blood Sugar

The soluble fibres found in the beetroot can help to balance blood sugars, lessening the number of sugar spikes throughout the day. The result? Stable energy.

No. 6 – Improves Your Thinking

As discussed before, the nitrates in beets increase blood flow and oxygenation in the body. This in turn increases blood flow to the brain, especially in older people, keeping our thinking sharp.

James White beetroot range is on offer this month (Feb 2019), making the entire range 20% off. James White produces a variety of products including;

-Nourish

*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention

Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication