Beets. Those deep crimson, dark purple, bleeding root vegetables are an unlikely hero in the world of running. Runners have long touted the benefits of beets, citing anecdotal evidence of their miraculous race times and fresh legs after chugging beet juice. But these stories aren’t placebo: science has concretely shown some incredible outcomes of beet compounds on running.
The Health Benefits of Beets
The beet. It’s purple. It can be pickled. And you find it in borsch. What else is there to know? You might be surprised.