25 Sep '13, 10am

Boost your running speed, performance & recovery with beetroot:

Boost your running speed, performance & recovery with beetroot:

The beet goes on Want to improve your running speed and performance? Try adding beetroot to you diet. Nutritionist Christine Bailey explains how this humble root vegetable could get you running faster It may not be exotic but beetroot is increasingly being touted as an athlete’s super-food, with a number of studies suggesting that eating this earthy, often-neglected vegetable or drinking its juice could improve your performance, speed, and endurance. This makes it great for runners, whatever distance you like to do. Beetroot is heaving with nutrients: B vitamins, which are needed for energy production; antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene and beta-cyanine; and an impressive range of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and iron. The pigments in beetroot are known as betalains and there are two key types. Betacyanins, which are vibrant red/violet i...

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