A lot many studies have been conducted, which have sworn on the benefits of beetroot juice. It is aid that the juice is rich in a number of things like in potassium and folic acid among others. Moreover, it has been found to be very useful in reducing the high blood pressure.
Even British athlete David Weir is a great fan of the juice and credits his four gold medals win in Paralympics to the beetroot juice. The beetroot juice is also known as legal blood doping, said experts.
As said, a number of studies have been done to know the efficacy of the same. It was Barts and the London School of Medicine, which carried out a study in 2008. They were the ones who proved that the beetroot juice lowers blood pressure.
Another study was taken out in 2009, and was being taken out by a group of researchers from University of Exeter. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, has concluded that daily intake of 500ml of beetroot juice and that too before doing exercise, is beneficial in improving stamina.
"We found this works most effectively in high-intensity exercise, typically races that last up to 30 minutes", said Professor Andy Jones from the University of Exeter.
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