Beetroot juice could help athletes beat the best.
The brightly-coloured juice gives cyclists such a boost that they can shave vital seconds off their time, Exeter University research shows.
The benefits of beetroot juice don’t end there, with previous studies from the university crediting it with increasing stamina. Lowering blood pressure, warding off dementia, and even giving pensioners the extra energy they need to make a trip to the shops, could all also be in its power.
While the list of benefits may seem remarkable, scientists say the can be explained by the abundance of nitrite in the veg.