How can I use beet juice for energy in endurance sports?

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Frank J.
Joined: 11/01/2012
I’ve read a few articles suggesting beet juice can help with sustained energy output with endurance sports such as cycling. I want to give it a try. How many beets do you suggest I add to my daily NutriBlast to feel the benefits?
As a fellow cyclist I am in tune with these studies. Beets are rich in nitrates and the nitrates are the performance boosting secret in this great veggie. Certainly the carb content is going to also help.

In the study they gave cyclist 16 ounces of beet juice before riding. There was a significant increase in performance.

With the NutriBullet you will need to experiment a little. Try 1 large beet with 4 ounces of coconut water and the rest spring water 2.5 hours before the ride.

It does work. Let me know how it goes for you. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Mr. Man I must also clarify that 16 ounces of juice is several beets so you are not going to see as dramatic increase in performance as you would from 16 ounces of beet juice. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C
In my research I noticed that raw spinach has a large amount of nitrates as well. Now, at face value beet juice is easier to consume then a plate of spinach, but if the spinach is blended do you think the same nitrate (NO) benefits are possible? Or even a NutriBlast combo of the beets and spinach?
I am using CELERY a lot for hydration
and beets too. swimming, see a big difference.