It doesn’t matter if you drink this vibrant tonic early in the morning or as a late-night snack — the benefits of beets can fit into your lattes, smoothies, and even cocktails. Our simple and naturally sweet beet juice is full of nutrients and easy to make.
Not only are beets full of vitamins, minerals, and medicinal plant compounds, they’re low in calories and high in fiber, folate, manganese, and dietary nitrates.
Plus, they’re great for blood pressure! Well, the nitrates in beets are. Studies have shown that beets can
For athletes, the same nitrates can directly affect how
Additionally, nitrates can improve
- 1 large beet, trimmed and chopped
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1/2 lemon
- Process all of the ingredients through a juicer. Serve juice over ice, if desired.
Pro tip: If you don’t happen to own a juicer, you can use a blender instead. Simply combine the beet, apple, and lemon with half a cup of water, give or take, and blend on the highest setting for about 60 seconds. Then pour the blended contents through a strainer or cheese cloth.
Dosage: One of the great things about beet juice is that you can feel the effects in as little as three hours. For the best results, drink one to two cups. And if you’re looking for sustained reduction in blood pressure, drink at least that much on a daily basis.
Possible side effects
Beets are generally safe for consumption, but due to their high levels of oxalate content, they carry the risk of contributing to kidney stone formation. People with sensitive stomachs or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should also eat cautiously, as beets can cause digestive discomfort.