Health Facts

Less pain, more gain after exercise with beetroot juice

Drinking beetroot juice after exercise reduces muscle soreness and helps your muscles recover, according to new research from Northumbria University, published in this month’s European Journal of Applied Physiology (EJAP). The authors suggested that the nitrates and betalains in beetroot juice, which have been shown to act as antioxidants, might have aided exercise recovery by preserving muscle function and reducing inflammation.

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rainbow beetroot salad

Quick ways to 5-a-day

Beets contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre. What’s more, just three baby beetroot equal one of your recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Love Beets - Beetroot Juice

Love it!

Try this brand new range of beetroot juices – including beetroot or beetroot and cherry.

Beetroot juice is full of powerful antioxidants and nitrates, boosting stamina and endurance (the secret of high performance athletes!), and our unique filtration method allows for a desirably smooth taste! Both flavours are 100% natural, gluten-free, with no added sugars, artificial colours or preservatives.

beetroot benefits to Alzheimer's disease

Slow the progression of dementia

The high content of nitrates in beetroot may also help fight the progression of dementia.

A recent study by Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA has shown that the high content of nitrates in beetroot may also help fight the progression of dementia, as nitric oxide in the blood (produced by the nitrates in beetroot) also helps increase blood flow to the brain. Beetroot’s folic acid may also play a part as studies suggest it can help protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Although it is simplicity personified, beetroot soup always screams of effort. Maybe it's the colour, or the rich ruby earthiness of it. To me, it's Norway in a bowl.

Sophie Dahl

To juice or not to juice?

Did you know that eating 200g of cooked beetroot provides the same health benefits as drinking 500ml of juice? So whether you are juicer or a snacker you can easily get your 5-a-day with beetroot!