Beets & Exercise Can Help Keep Your Brain Sharp
As we age we start forgetting things, we don’t capture things as much as we used to, which might mean our brain is slowing down. New research found that eating beets and exercising can help improve your brain health.
New research by scientists at Wake Forest University found that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults. The study was published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
Beets are high in dietary nitrate, which the body converts to nitrite and then nitric oxide. Nitric oxide increases blood flow and targets areas that are especially in need.
Just plain exercise increases blood flow to the brain, so the shot of nitric oxide from the beet juice amplifies the effect.