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Beet Your Competition!

Beet Your Competition!
By Ryback Reeves


Conditioning Creates Confidence! I don’t want you to ever forget these three magic words, and magic they are. They are the secret to success in life when it comes to anything physical, which, oddly enough, is because of the mental confidence it gives you to push forward when nobody else has the energy to continue. Energy is crucial to success in fighting, wrestling and pretty much any sport you can think of. Today, I share with you two foods that are very similar in nutritional value, but I’ve seen a significant boost in aerobic capacity by consuming both.

What are these secret foods, you ask? They are simply Organic Beet Root and Organic Golden Beet Root. Organic is just another word for normal before dousing our foods in pesticides was a thing, but if you’re into that sort of thing, then the not normal versions will suffice. Still, I recommend organic. I consume 1 of each every day and simply chop them up and add them to my performance meals that are created around being focused on maximum energy and strength while being fully plant based. I either eat them in one meal or split them over the course of two meals in the day. Below are the benefits of each:

(The following is taken from Healthline.com.)

Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. (May 26, 2017)

Per 100 Gram Serving
* Calories: 44
* Protein: 1.7 grams
* Fat: 0.2 grams
* Carbs: 9.6grams
* Fiber: 2.8 grams
* Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI
* Folate: 20% of the RDI
* Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
* Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
* Potassium: 9% of the RDI
* Phosphorous: 4% of the RDI
* Manganese: 16% of the RDI
* Iron: 4% of the RDI

All types of beets are high in multiple vitamins and minerals. While golden beets contain good amounts of fiber, iron, potassium, and folic acid, many orange and yellow color fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients including such vitamins and minerals as vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, lycopene, flavonoids, and zeaxanthin. Along with vitamins, fiber, and phytonutrients, there are also an abundance of antioxidants in orange color foods, so I believe there is an added benefit in adding both versions together for maximum performance.

Okay, great, we have some information on this super food, but how do they exactly help performance? Beets naturally contain large quantities of nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. This compound dilates the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers overall blood pressure, which is so important, not just for a healthy quality life, but for maximizing endurance! Of course, we have to do the work, day in and day out, to improve on this, but with these in our tool chest, I believe that we can greatly enhance our results. They say consuming 300-500 grams of beet roots, either in vegetable or via powder form, which can be purchased online or is available in our Feed Me More Nutrition PumpPlex City Maximum Blood Flow Formula, which I will also link at the bottom. Consuming 2-3 hours prior to exercise seems to be the magic number, but when regularly consuming every day, I notice the benefits just keep
on coming and the timing of it isn’t as important. I’m setting personal records on my conditioning cardio workouts each week and adding these in at higher levels seems to keep allowing me to push harder and harder and my recovery times after maximum exertion are shorter and shorter. So, when you’re ready to take advantage of this superfood be patient and give it some time and you will reap the benefits of enhanced performance without the use of drugs! Oh yeah one more thing, the blood flow benefits will have your significant other thanking the beet root gods routinely! Feed Me More!