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The health benefits of Beetroot juice

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2 hours ago, 201p said:

Try a glass each day for a few days, it is an acquired taste and your pee will turn bright red. But it will give you super powers!

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Beetroot can also turn your shit red!

If you can deal with red piss and shit home cooked/prepared beetroot is a tasty feast. I like it roasted.

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I recently bought a more concentrated "shot" version of this from the same company on the advice of a friend who works in ambulatory medicine and is also a runner.

Apparently following beetroot juice consumption the oxygen cost of sub-maximal exercise is reduced by up to 19% which has drawn the attention of anaesthetists and athletes alike.

http://www.ptonthenet.com/articles/Beetroot-juice-the-new-magic-boost-for-exercise-and-performance-3720

Edited by Turned Out Nice Again

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5 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Okay, I will add it to my daily HPC regimen of Vitamin D tablets, B12 supplements and raw turmeric pills.

:Jumping:

I take vitamin D and fish oil. What's the deal with B12 and turmeric? Def gonna add beetroot juice as well.

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3 minutes ago, gibbon said:

I take vitamin D and fish oil. What's the deal with B12 and turmeric? Def gonna add beetroot juice as well.

I think it was @The Masked Tulip who recommended the turmeric. I have been taking B12 for ages, as most humans are lacking in it nowadays due to excessive washing of fruits & veg or 'high quality' meat consumption as it's in animal guts, it causes mental retardation but takes years to develop.

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6 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I think it was @The Masked Tulip who recommended the turmeric. I have been taking B12 for ages, as most humans are lacking in it nowadays due to excessive washing of fruits & veg or 'high quality' meat consumption as it's in animal guts, it causes mental retardation but takes years to develop.

Turmeric looks pretty interesting if you're training https://cse.google.co.uk/cse?cx=partner-pub-7117181179885591:4103325817&ie=UTF-8&q=tumeric&sa=Search&ref=&gws_rd=cr&ei=KVyRWYr4CYH5UPayr5gF#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=turmeric

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23 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I think it was @The Masked Tulip who recommended the turmeric. I have been taking B12 for ages, as most humans are lacking in it nowadays due to excessive washing of fruits & veg or 'high quality' meat consumption as it's in animal guts, it causes mental retardation but takes years to develop.

Wait!   What?     

What causes mental retardation?   The B12 or not having enough B12?

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7 minutes ago, Burned Out said:

 

Wait!   What?     

What causes mental retardation?   The B12 or not having enough B12?

Lack of B12, something like it causes pernicious anaemia which causes the brain to, well, reduce due to lack of blood cells. I can't remember exactly, but it takes years to appear.

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I have a terrible time eating beetroot - just cannot stand the stuff. The best I can muster is those tiny deli pots of the stuff sold in supermarkets. I have bought my own beetroot, cooked and found it foul. Sometimes I can stomach the baby beetroot but that's about it.

I would say that if you can stomach it then certainly make it a regular part of your diet.

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1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I have a terrible time eating beetroot - just cannot stand the stuff. The best I can muster is those tiny deli pots of the stuff sold in supermarkets. I have bought my own beetroot, cooked and found it foul. Sometimes I can stomach the baby beetroot but that's about it.

I would say that if you can stomach it then certainly make it a regular part of your diet.

Have you tried the leaves? Quite common in those packaged salads, don't know about the health benefits though.

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5 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Have you tried the leaves? Quite common in those packaged salads, don't know about the health benefits though.

 

Yes, I actually eat them all the time. No problem with them. I have no idea what health benefits, if any, they have. All the stuff I have read has talked about the benefits in the actual beets.

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1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Yes, I actually eat them all the time. No problem with them. I have no idea what health benefits, if any, they have. All the stuff I have read has talked about the benefits in the actual beets.

Hmmm.. I would suggest perhaps the pickled variety rather than the fresh uncooked ones. I use them in borscht, which does have a slight beetroot flavour to it, but adding more stock or potatoes you could easily mask it. I find the 'earthy' taste of beetroot a bit, well, meh.

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4 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Hmmm.. I would suggest perhaps the pickled variety rather than the fresh uncooked ones. I use them in borscht, which does have a slight beetroot flavour to it, but adding more stock or potatoes you could easily mask it. I find the 'earthy' taste of beetroot a bit, well, meh.

My Mum loved the baby pickled ones. She gave them to me as a kid and I hated them. I have tried them since and can just about stomach them. I will buy some more this week and give it another go.

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

My Mum loved the baby pickled ones. She gave them to me as a kid and I hated them. I have tried them since and can just about stomach them. I will buy some more this week and give it another go.

It's worth persevering. The vasodilation mechanism with nitrates that improves exercise performance is similar to how Viagra works. So you may see some improvements in other areas too! xD

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39 minutes ago, swissy_fit said:

I drank it every day for ages as it is reputed to be good for blood pressure. For some reason after about a year I could no longer stand it. It's sickly-tasting to me now.

Same happened to the missus. 

Beetroot is not everybody's cuppa but I think you should give the missus another chance.

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1 minute ago, spunko2010 said:

I think it's a cultural thing. We don't have many beetroot dishes in this country so don't consume much of it as our palates haven't adjusted to it. Whereas in Eastern Europe...

https://www.thespruce.com/top-eastern-european-beet-recipes-1137532

 

Well, my dad was Polish so I should have some taste for it.

2 minutes ago, SpectrumFX said:

It's worth persevering. The vasodilation mechanism with nitrates that improves exercise performance is similar to how Viagra works. So you may see some improvements in other areas too! xD

 

I need to look into the vasodiltation more.

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