Beets naturally boost the production of Nitric Oxide in the body largely due to their amount of naturally-occurring Nitrates. Nitrates can support circulation, muscular oxygenation, and overall cardiovascular performance to help increase energy, endurance and stamina.
Several studies suggest that dietary nitrates may enhance athletic performance.
For this reason, beets are often used by athletes.
Nitrates appear to affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, which are responsible for producing energy in your cells (11Trusted Source).
In two studies including seven and eight men, consuming 17 ounces (500 ml) of beet juice daily for six days extended time to exhaustion during high-intensity exercise by 15–25%, which is a 1–2% improvement in overall performance (7Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source, 13Trusted Source).
Eating beets may also improve cycling and athletic performance and increase oxygen use by up to 20% (7Trusted Source, 14Trusted Source, 15Trusted Source, 16Trusted Source).
One small study of nine competitive cyclists looked at the effect of 17 ounces (500 ml) of beetroot juice on cycling time trial performance over 2.5 and 10 miles (4 and 16.1 km).
Drinking beetroot juice improved performance by 2.8% over the 2.5-mile (4-km) time trial and 2.7% over the 10-mile (16.1-km) trial (17Trusted Source).
It's important to note that blood nitrate levels peak within 2–3 hours. Therefore, to maximize their potential, it's best to consume beets 2–3 hours before training or competing (18Trusted Source).
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