The Juice on Beet
Fact: Beetroot juice increases blood flow to skeletal muscles during exercise. According to a study on lab rats, the juice’s nitrate heavy content was found to be responsible for increasing blood flow to fast-twitch muscle fibres used for explosive running. Athletes engaged in sports that depend on explosive running such as rugby could potentially take advantage of this effect. Here’s an added bonus: Beetroot juice can also improve the quality of life for heart failure patients.
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