It's been known for a few years now that beetroot, more specifically beetroot juice, can help to improve some types of athletic performance by up to 16%!! This is through a widening effect on the blood vessels, allowing more oxygen to arrive at the muscles and being able to work at a higher intensity with less fatigue. Pretty neat really!
Research has been expanding into all types of fruits and vegetables containing dark purple pigments in their skins or juices. Not only are they a potent source of antioxidants and vitamins and fantastic for recovery but some of them are also showing performance enhancing benefits. Once again another win for adding a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet!
The key is knowing the right timing of when to include these kind of fruits & veg to maximise your performance, and that's where we can help!