Hello!! HAPPY Friday :D
Who's ready for the weekend?! MEEEEE...lol! Not that I have big plans this weekend but my husband's off work, I'm staying up late (maybe watch some Netflix), my kids have no school, and I'm working out on the beach!! Life is good :D I hope you've had a PRODUCTIVE week! Continue to CRUSH IT over the weekend, if you feel less motivated, remember why you started in the first place!! U GOT THIS!!!
Which is better to boost exercise results naturally...drink BEET Juice or GRAPE Juice?!
SIP Beet Juice!
New research from Kansas State University found that beet juice can supercharge your workout if you drink just 2.4 ounces (basically a shot) of a concentrated version of it 2 hours before exercise. The nitrite in beets increases blood flow to your working muscles while making your mitochondria (the "powerhouses" of your cells) more efficient during exercise. This helps you to work out harder and for longer, says study author Scott Ferguson.
SKIP Grape Juice!
Resveratrol, a nutrient found naturally in red grapes, has long been associated with enhancing the effects of high-intensity intervals, but a new Queen's University study suggests that it may actually impede the body's response to training. The researcher suspects it has to do with the nutrient's antioxidant properties (in excess, outside sources of antioxidants can reduce the naturally occurring ones you'd otherwise get from exercise). If you've been taking resveratrol supplements to boost your workouts, no need! Just switch to beet juice!!
KEEP READING and get Friday's recipe! Of course, it's a BEET JUICE :D
BEET BASIC JUICE
2 beets (beetroot)
1 stick of celery
1/2 inch (1 cm) of ginger root
- You'll need to use a juice extractor.
- This recipe makes 2 portions.
- This juice has many benefits :)
Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.
Have an AWESOME weekend!
Be sure to check back in on Monday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist