Drinking a little beet juice in the morning helps blood flow to the brain and root out some clever thoughts.
Just like other organs in your body, your brain needs good blood flow so that it can function quickly and work effectively. New research shows that a shot of beet juice in the morning may help to ensure better circulation to the old noggin.
At Essentia we already know how important blood flow is in getting a restful night’s sleep.
Beet juice has far less sugar than apple or orange juice and beets are a great source of nitrates that get converted to nitrites by bacteria laden saliva. Nitrites are especially good for blood vessels, by relaxing them to better assist in the flow of blood and oxygen – the stuff we really need. Researchers recently increased the intake of nitrates by participants in a study by having them drink a sixteen ounce glass of beet juice with their all important breakfast, along with other dietary changes. A day later a brian scan showed increased blood flow to the frontal-lobe region of the brain. This is an area in which blood flow often decreases over time.
Nitrites can also help maintain healthy blood pressure by helping blood vessels relax. Not much of a beet freak? Try fresh non-processed foods like celery, fennel, leeks, leafy greens, and cabbage.
Essentia’s natural memory foam mattresses now in red! What do you think? Should we start to infuse them with beet juice? On the upside is that it would hide those nasty red wine stains. Or is that just me?