A preliminary study conducted by scientists disclosed that the brains of older adults who consumed beetroot juice before exercising functioned much like those of younger adults doing the same activity. Scientists speculate that the high concentration of nitrite (which is then converted to nitric oxide) enhances the blood flow to the body, which delivers more oxygen during exercise. While the studies are in the preliminary stages, it offers promising confirmation that what we eat, especially as we age, is important to maintaining healthy brain function and functioning autonomy.
- In a study of hypertensive older adults adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity like that in younger adults.
- This is the first experiment known to have tested the combined effects of beetroot juice and exercise.
- Beets contain high levels of dietary nitrate can improve exercise performance in people of different ages.
“Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study.”
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