Though readily available at your grocery, you may not be used to gnawing on beet roots (the bulb) or beet greens (the leaves). Most commonly, you’ve probably seen the dark red bulb (root) in a salad with goat cheese.

Beets are full of nutrients, some of which include: potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B and C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine and folic acid. They are also low in calories, have zero cholesterol and provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support.

Beet juice has even made its way into the athletic realm in beverage form. You no longer have to find a way to incorporate the root or greens into your diet with this handy drink.

Beet Performer is a beet juice made for athletes on-the-go. Boasting all the same nutrient values you can find in the beetroot, this convenient can packs the same nutrients and is 100 percent juice with no added sugar, colors, flavors or preservatives.

Beet Performer claims to increase blood nitrate levels and spur the delivery of oxygen to muscles during activity and reduce both fatigue and inflammation. If you’re looking for all-natural sugars, beets are the way to go.

Would you consider swapping your sports drink for beet juice?


By Nichols