Need some help staying alert? This beet juice recipe contains folate, which is known to help maintain brain health and mental alertness. So instead of drinking coffee, drink this juice!
Aside from helping detox the liver, beetroot contains nitrate, which helps improve blood circulation, and makes mitochondria more efficient (so they can create the same energy while consuming less oxygen). Less oxygen consumption as a result of more efficient mitochondria, and higher oxygen supply for the rest of the body will give you much better brain and body function.
Nitrate in beet juice gets converted to nitric oxide in the body, which expands the walls of blood vessels. This results in higher energy, more nutrient delivery to the cells that need it, and more oxygen (thus, higher mental alertness). Drinking this beet juice just before a workout can also help boost stamina and improve your workout.
Make sure to use organic ingredients when possible!
Ingredients: (serves 1)
– 2 medium beets, peeled
– 2 carrots
– 1 apple
– 1 lemon, peeled
– 1 inch fresh ginger root
Run all of the above ingredients through a juicer, and enjoy!