Sometimes enhancing your workout isn’t just about pushing yourself harder; sometimes it’s simply about what you drank this morning.
Case in point: The magic of “pink milk” and beet juice. Beets have extremely cleansing and detoxifying powers, and their juice is a Godsend, both pre- and post-workout. Here are just a few reasons why:
- They aid in digestion.
The pigments in beets support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body. Traditionally, beets are valued for their support in detoxification, and because they help to purify your blood and liver.
- They’re rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B, and C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine and folic acid…. Those are the essential elements you get a whollop of from beets, and you need them all. Potassium is key for healthy nerve and muscle function; manganese is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
- They fight inflammation.
Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It’s also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, and improve vascular risk factors.
- They’re rich in Vitamin C.
It’s widely known as the ultimate killer of the common cold, right?
- They’re a powerhouse against other disease.
Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beets their red color and also aids in fighting cancer. Rich in antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A & C, and folate. Beets have been shown to help cleanse the colon, cleanse the blood and strengthen the gall bladder and liver, promoting new cell growth, and physical healing.
- They improve performance.
The nitrates in beets makes it easier for oxygen to get to your muscles, which in turn makes it easier to breathe. They open blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and increase the blood flow throughout the body and to the muscles. Beet juice also helps muscles use oxygen more efficiently and improves stamina and endurance.
Pink milk: A delicious combination of almond milk (which is loaded with protein, minerals, and detoxifying Vitamin E), and beet juice (which enhances blood, supports the kidney, builds stamina and improves focus). The bonus? It’s delicious, nutritious, and a beautiful shade of pink.
Beet blend: Rich in nitrites, beets increase circulation for improved focus and stamina while vitamin-rich pear, cleansing lemon, and hydrating cucumber add additional nutrients.
Bring them into your diet, and trust us: your workout performance—and overall health—will thank you for putting them in the pink!