Eat Beets for Faster Feets!

You can’t beat organic veg.

As you probably know by now, I  am a great advocate of eating organic fruit and veg whenever possible as it contains more vitamins and minerals than non organic.

You know beetroot is a multitalented little veg (it’s as delicious in a soup as it is in chocolate cake).  Did you know that it also helps if you’re a runner?

Purple beets are full of naturally occurring chemicals called nitrates, which scientists have found can enhance sporting performances. But you don’t have to be a marathon runner to benefit.

It’s known to reduce blood pressure and researchers believe it could help people with cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic diseases.

Beetroot – It might turn your pee pink, but it makes exercise less tiring. Result!

Just before I read this, I had been running along Southend seafront with my dog Chinook and commented on how I had sprinted longer and harder than I had in a  while. So, had I eaten beetroot? Yes! All week, I had been eating beetroot and walnut Hummous (from Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall’s, Veg Everyday!) and I must also comment how quickly I recovered. 

So eat Beets for Faster Feets! -sorry, that’s really bad.

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