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Beet ‘Em to the Finish Line Beetroot juice is becoming the fitness world’s newest natural energy drink. Some studies are showing that it gives athletes an extra edge in endurance and speed, taking precious seconds off competitive times. Beetroot is naturally high in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide, a gas that actually widens blood vessels. The widening blood vessels bring more oxygen to the muscles and increases an athlete’s efficiency. According to a study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, drinking beetroot juice helps shave off seconds for competitive-level cyclists. Researchers studied nine competitive male cyclists while they competed in two time trials. Let’s break down their study: Before each trial, all of the cyclists drank half a litre of beetroot juice. Time Trial #1 – The cyclists all had regular beetroot juice. Time Trial #2 – Without knowing, the cyclists drank beetroot…

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