Is Juice The Secret To A Better Workout?
Laura Lee - October 7, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness



If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

Working out does a body good. You get your heart pumping, break a sweat, and burn calories. Even if you feel lazy sometimes and need to give yourself a bit of a push, you never regret your workout. There are many supplements on the market that promise increased energy and endurance but without much information on them, you might be a bit wary to add them into your diet. But there may be something more natural and safe that doesn’t have any downsides to taking. Juice! That’s right. Juice might be the secret sauce to better improve your workout. Let’s find out how!

 

hand holding a bottle of red juice

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We aren’t just talking about regular juice, we’re talking about beet juice. Beets happen to be an exceptional option if you are looking to build your endurance for a workout. They have so many benefits for your skin, heart health, and research shows they increase stamina and endurance. According to Jordan Mazur, MS RD, Sports Dietician, and Director of Nutrition for the 49ers, “Beets are natural sources of dietary nitrates in which our bodies convert into nitric oxide. It brings oxygen into the working muscles. Dietary nitrates help with blood flow to increase oxygen to your blood vessels especially for long-distance. The benefit of that is being a natural source. A lot of strength training is where beet juice will be beneficial.”

 

So we know beet juice can be super beneficial, but it’s also important when you drink it. You want to drink it a good two hours before a workout because if you happen to take it right before your workout, the fructose in the juice can cause gastrointestinal upset. With anything in life, to see a difference, you need to be consistent. It is a great natural alternative to other products that contain caffeine and other added sweeteners. Plus, beets come with extra nutrients. Mazur explains that you can get carbohydrates from the juice before a workout. You can buy beet juice at the grocery store or even try your hand at juicing, which in our opinion, is way more fun. So what can you lose? Juice some beets and have a good workout!