It’s the base to a better brain.
The common beet has been found to boost your gray matter during exercise, interjection to its high levels of oxygen-enhancing nitrates, researchers at Wake Forest University found.
In a study, 26 prime men and women with high blood vigour drank possibly beet extract or a remedy before sportive — and the ones who got the beets, had much aloft levels of nitric oxide, which increases blood and oxygen upsurge in the body.
“Nitric oxide is a really absolute molecule,” pronounced study coauthor W. Jack Rejeski. “It goes to the areas of the physique which are hypoxic, or wanting oxygen, and the brain is a complicated tributary of oxygen in your body.”
The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, adds to ascent justification on the pluses of beets, which have also been found to urge continuation and reduce blood pressure.
So make some borscht, already.