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The Superfood Your Workout Routine Has Been Missing

Posted by Deborah Orlick Levy, MS, RDN on

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Running a marathon? Training for a bike race? Or just looking for a way to energize before hitting the elliptical or powerwalking? If so, it may be time to add beet root powder to your regimen. You’re probably thinking, ‘Beets? Seriously? Why would I do that?’

Beets have earned the name of “superfood” because they are low calorie but loaded with nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin C and fiber. They can help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation in the body and may even have anti-cancer properties.

But the game changer (pun intended) for me was the fact that beets are a good source of dietary nitrates which get converted into healthy nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is important to any athlete looking to increase cardiorespiratory fitness. How? Nitric oxide increases blood flow or vasodilation throughout the body and allows for an uptick in oxygen to the muscles. The combination of more blood flow and more available oxygen can result in improved athletic performance.

Beet root powder is healthy, delicious, low calorie, packed with important nutrients and health benefits, and can help take your workout to the next level. Just add Carrington Farms’ Beet Root Powder to a glass of water or an almond milk, beet root powder and banana or berry smoothie and enjoy about an hour or two prior to your workout.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, we all strive to get the most out of our bodies for maximum results. Think of Beet Root powder as your all natural, energy boosting, performance enhancing secret weapon. I know I do.