It’s time to give beetroot the recognition it deserves. Health fanatics often miss out on beetroot while shopping for superfoods, but the vegetable is well worthy of the title. Beets contain high quantities of nitrates, the nutrients that form nitric oxide in the body.
Nitric oxide expands the walls of blood vessels, allowing more oxygen to enter the bloodstream. This effect has positive benefits for the body. An increase in NO elevates cardiovascular efficiency, allowing for improved circulation, as well as an increase in stamina and energy levels.
In some studies, patients who consume beet juice for a week display an increase in strength and stamina during workouts. Beets are an excellent source of potassium, folate, vitamin C, and fiber. This root vegetable comes packed with nitrates and antioxidants that reduce inflammation as well.
While beet juice is excellent for your health, many people find it challenging to stomach the strong taste. We decided to give you a few ideas to improve the flavor and taste of your beet juice. Check out these 10 tips, and give them a try the next time you juice a beet.
The next time you visit the supermarket, take a walk through the juice aisle and pick up any brand or flavor of fruit juice to examine the ingredients on the label. Most fruit juice manufacturers cut their fruit juice with apple juice to enhance the sweetness and flavor.
When you bite into a crunchy red apple, you’ll notice just how sweet this fruit really is, and why juice companies add apples to their recipes. Apple juice is overpowering and acts as a flavor buffer to many other types of juice.
Beetroot juice has a sharp taste that we would not describe as sweet or very pleasant, especially to the untrained palette. Adding a few slices of apple to your juicer with the beets will improve the flavor profile and make your beet juice more enjoyable. As a bonus, apples come packed with Vitamin C, K, and plenty of the vital mineral potassium.