Written by Charlotte Campbell
Beetroot is fast emerging as a stand out superfood, and with good reason. Beetroot is low calorie and yet packed with many nutrients that help the body work efficiently, and has been proved in a number of studies to enhance athletic performance.
As with many things that are good for you, however, beetroot can be hard work! As anyone who has tried to peel a beetroot before cooking with it will know, the stains get EVERYWHERE, and they're not the easiest of vegetables to add to a smoothie - definitely not the superfood of choice for someone with a busy lifestyle. But, as always, we've got your back. Our organic beetroot powder is perfect for getting your beet' hit on the go, leaving you with more time to spend reaping the benefits.
Will Organic Beetroot Powder Help Me Lose Weight?
Like any weight-loss tool, beetroot consumption is no substitute for a fully rounded healthy lifestyle. However, the great benefits of beetroot and organic beetroot powder are certainly a great addition and aid to achieving and maximising your health goals.
Firstly, beetroots are great sources of potassium, which help regulate the body's fluids and prevent water retention, a common source of unnecessary extra weight. Additionally, the dietary fibre found in beetroot naturally helps the body feel fuller for longer. So make sure you include it in your food prep if you're struggling to crack a cravings cycle.
Not only that, but improved performance in endurance style activities mean you can maximise your cardio, to burn more calories but (more importantly) help you achieve goals you've set for yourself. Hit a plateau on your 10K time? Try a dose of beetroot to break through. A 2009 study by Exeter University found that supplementation with beetroot juice enhanced stamina, and extended time to exhaustion in high intensity exercise. Paralympic champion David Weir swears by the purple power of the beetroot, and it's certainly become far more common to include beetroot in an athlete's nutritional plan.
Why Is Organic Important?
At Myprotein, we know that organic products are important to many people who focus on a healthy lifestyle. The avoidance of man made pesticides and GMOs allows us to work with nature when creating our Organic Beetroot Powder. After all, if you're looking for the natural benefits of beetroot, you want to know that it's not been coloured with synthetic dye or processed with industrial solvents. The organic status of our powder lets us assure you that our beetroot powder is authentic, natural goodness you can eat or drink with confidence.
What's The Best Way To Eat Organic Beetroot Powder?
The beauty of Organic Beetroot Powder is in it's versatility. You can add it to smoothies, soups, or even to your spice mixes as you are cooking. Without the potent vinegar taste (and smell) of fresh beetroot, organic beetroot powder can easily slip into your recipes with minimal fuss.
Easy Beetroot Smoothie
This smoothie is a perfect pre-workout treat to enhance the properties of the organic beetroot powder and help you turbo charge your results at the gym. For optimum results, drink around half an hour before you're due to work out.
- 1 tsp. Organic Beetroot Powder
- 200ml apple juice
- 50g mixed frozen berries
Simply blend all ingredients together and drink before your workout.
Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you're concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.
Gareth Gray is an experienced sports nutrition new product development technologist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Health and a Master of Science in Sports and Exercise Nutrition.
Gareth’s scientific research expertise involves the investigation into the effects of recovery drinks upon sports performance and recovery. He has several years’ experience in designing, formulating and developing sports nutrition products using evidence-based research, from laboratory testing to full-scale production and manufacturing. He regularly attends continuing professional development events and sports nutrition conferences to ensure his practise remains at the highest level.
Find out more about Gareth’s experience here.
In his spare time, Gareth enjoys working on his own physique in the gym, as well as cooking nutritious meals – where he believes balance is key and advocates the odd cheat meal now and again.