Monday, August 10, 2009
Beet packs a punch
Researchers at the University of Exter have found that drinking Beetroot juice increases oxygen supply to the muscles.
Researcher Andy Jones says: 'We were amazed by the effects of beetroot juice on oxygen uptake, because these effects cannot be achieved by any other known means, including training..... Stunned by the results, these results indicate some of the benefits of a daily dose of beetroot juice, even surpasses those gained from strict training routines professional sportsmen follow.'
What this means is that a daily dose can help you exercise longer, and can lower your blood pressure...but wait there is more its good for you on so many other levels, high in vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and iron, minerals and photochemicals in beetroot help to resist infection, boost cellular intake of oxygen and treat blood, liver and immune system disorders. Beetroot stimulates the immune system by improving cell respiration and tissue oxygenation, by encouraging the production of new blood cells. This keeps the heart, muscles and nerves in good condition. Beetroot contains a high amount nitrogeneous compound betaine. In the diet, betaine rich foods are pharmacologically active and promote the synthesis of the mood enhancing chemical serotonin, which relaxes the mind. Betaine also helps in the cleansing of the stomach and the intestine.
So get into it...Try a beetroot, carrot, apple and celery juice. Try fresh organic grated beetroot in your salad or sandwhich. Use it where you can...Get healthy.
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