Beetroot juice can make exercise easier for the elderly, a study finds

A group of researchers have found that drinking beetroot juice helps to reduce the amount of oxygen needed to exercise, meaning it could help the elderly to live more active lives with greater ease.

In tests, experts found that elderly test subjects required less energy to perform low-intensity exercises after they had been drinking beetroot juice, reducing the amount of effort it took them by 12 per cent.

Experts are hopeful that this will eventually enable the elderly to perform tasks they might otherwise not attempt.
As we get older there is a higher risk of the development of certain conditions which affect the cardiovascular system, meaning the amount of oxygen taken in exercise can drop.

The wonder juice is thought work to reverse this process by widening blood vessels thus reducing the amount of oxygen needed by muscles during any form of activity.

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Emma Hilton

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