Why is Beetroot the Perfect Superfood for Runners?
Among running friends, I had been reading a lot about how beetroot benefits runners. When I heard that Joymix had a concentrated beetroot powder, I was excited to try it out.
Beetroot is considered a superfood as it is packed with nutrients but low in calories too. On average, I run 3-5km on most days indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Also, I do short core workouts before my runs or and strength workouts on alternate days.
Top 5 Reasons Why Joymix’s Concentrated Beetroot Powder Benefits Runners
1. Having beetroot available easily in powder form is very convenient.
Previously, I had to buy a beetroot and juice it to get the maximum nutrients and benefits. Beetroot was not always available at the supermarkets and could be expensive depending on the season. It’s also messy to cut when you use it in cooking, as the colour and juice gets everywhere.
2. Runners would be interested to know that beetroots have betaine which improves cardiovascular health and blood flow. This means, more oxygen can reach your cells and give your performance a boost.
3. Tastes very pleasant and can be mixed with other flavours.
Everyday, all I had to do was take 1-2 tablespoons of the beetroot powder and add 200ml of water. Surprisingly, it does not have a strong earthy taste and dilutes easily. Additionally, I have also tried adding some honey, some ginger powder, just to add some zing and give it some different flavours.
4. Packed with nutrients.
If you run or have training everyday, this would be a good way to replenish your Vitamin A, C, B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). These vitamins are important to keep our muscles and tissues healthy, reduce inflammation, help you to recover better and prevent injuries.
5. Flexible and easy to consume.
Put in some beetroot powder and make your smoothie nutritiously pink! In my cooking, I have tried adding it when I was making steamed buns and will try it in cookies or jelly next. Perhaps I should also consider this as an electrolyte sports drink, instead of consuming others which usually contain high amounts of sugar.
Overall, I would say consuming Joymix’s Concentrated Beetroot Powder can only result in a win-win situation, especially for runners. Do not just take my word for it, go out and try it for yourself to enjoy the maximum benefits.
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