How Beetroot Enhances Athletic Performance

By Joshua Smith | @fortitudenutritioncoaching
4 October 2017


Joshua Smith, Nutrition Coach at Fortitude Nutrition Coaching runs you through the extensive benefits of beetroot. Joshua can also be found on Instagram @fortitudenutritioncoaching. 


Health Benefits

Beetroot has a range of health benefits associated with it. It is a nutrient-dense vegetable with antioxidants beta-carotene and beta-cyanine; vitamins A, B, C, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, iron, and fiber. 

Some health benefits include:
– Regulating blood pressure (both high and low)

– Detoxifying liver

– Improving mental health with tryptophan, shown to have calming qualities



Enhances Athletic Performance

When it comes to athletic performance, a compound called Nitrate is where the beetroot really comes into its prime. Upon consumption, nitrate is converted to Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide (NO) works as a vasodilator, opening blood vessels and allowing for greater amounts of blood and oxygen to be delivered to muscles around the body. 

Greater blood and oxygen flow to the muscles > easier to produce energy > delayed onset of fatigue. 


When to Use it

true protein beetroot powder

True Protein Beet Powder is a quick and convenient way to get the benefits of the beetroot without the hassle of having to juice it yourself. Add it to your next pre-workout smoothie, or have it by itself with water 30 minutes before training.


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