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The Benefit of Beets

The root vegetable that gives you kick!

By Brandon Dyksterhouse
May 4, 2016

[Placeholder]The Benefit of Beets | The root vegetable that gives you kick!

Beets are a root vegetable chalked full nutrients that can improve overall health and aid athletic performance- but many people steer away from beets because of the cooking or juicing process. Lucky for you we carry two of the best beet powders, BeetElite Neo Shot and Pure Clean Beet Juice Powder. Beet powders are a convenient and effective way to reap the benefits of beets and beet juice but without the mess. So what's so great about beets? 1)Nitrates:  Nitrates when broken down in the body turn into nitric oxide, which acts as a vasodilator. A vasodilator widens the blood vessels, essentially increasing the blood flow throughout the body. Nitrates allow the body to consume less oxygen during exercise, therefore increasing the power output. 2)Folate: 100g of cooked beet contains 20% of your daily value of folate. Folate cannot be synthesized by the human body, therefore folic acid (folate) has to be consumed in the diet to meet the requited daily needs. Folate is essentially B-vitamins and contains vitamin B-9 which is essential for numerous bodily functions. A few things folate is responsible for is helping synthesize and repair DNA. aid in cell division and growth, and help produce healthy counts of red blood cells. 3)Magnesium: 100g of cooked beet contains 14% of your daily value of magnesium. Magnesium is essential for mental health and development and has been proven to be effective in treating Cardiovascular Disease, Fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Migraine Headaches.    

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