Benefit #5: Weight Loss
Beets can easily be a dream food if you’re trying to lose weight. Sweet and healthy, one cup of cooked beets are only 60 calories and have 10 gram of fiber. Beets are considered to be complex carbs, since they come in a natural whole food form, containing multiple nutrients and phytochemicals.
Beet juice, with its high concentration of nitrates, may help boost muscle strength among heart patients, a small study has found.
Nitrates are processed into nitric oxide by the body, which helps relax blood vessels and improve metabolism. Dietary nitrate, found in beets and leafy greens like spinach, has been shown to boost muscle performance in elite athletes.
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