Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

At­ten­tion ath­letes: beet­root juice can shave vi­tal sec­onds off your time. Tests done re­cently on cy­clists showed that drink­ing the juice be­fore a race made them three per cent faster. Its high ni­trate con­tent im­proves oxy­gen flow to the heart and mus­cles, mak­ing phys­i­cal ef­fort seem eas­ier. The down­side? Some may have beet­root

coloured urine.

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