To Boost Exercise Results Naturally – Beet verses Grape Juice
Beet Juice: New research found that beet juice can supercharge your workout if you drink just 2.4 ounces (basically a shot) of a concentrated version of it two hours before exercise. The nitrate in beets increases blood flow to your working muscles while making your mitochondria (the “powerhouse” of your cells) more efficient during exercise. This helps you work out harder and for longer.
Grape Juice: Resveratrol, a nutrient found naturally in red grapes, has long been associated with enhancing the effects of high-intensity intervals, but new research suggests that it may actually impede the body’s response to training. It is suspected that it has to do with the nutrients antioxidant properties (in excess, outside sources of an antioxidants can reduce the naturally occurring ones you would otherwise get from exercise). If you have been taking resveratrol supplements to boost your workouts, no need. Just switch your sip to beet juice.