Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance October 19, 2019 79 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagsAfrican Americans athletes beet juice beets berries bread cardiovascular disease cardiovascular health dr greger dr gregor dr michael greger exercise fruit greens health benefits of beets heart disease heart health how not to die michael greger nitrate nitric oxide nutrition facts nutritionfacts.org supplements vegetables Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance women’s health 79 Comments Mikhaila L says: September 28, 2015 at 11:55 am last comment had me laughing out loud Reply Chris Shawarma says: September 28, 2015 at 11:57 am I understand it's better to eat food as unprocessed as possible. I have always wondered if soya beans and tempeh are better than tofu. Thanks for your great vids! Reply Andréas Remis says: September 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm Lets see if DurianRider starts smashing down the beats #fullnattybrah Reply Annette Fowler says: September 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm Oh wow!! That last sentence really says it all doesn't it??? Every time my husband's friend comes in for a visit and the subject veers towards health and he starts to complain about how awful he feels and he can't do anything about it cause it ALL runs in his family..I grit my teeth and try not to get too snarky when I say (and I always feel compelled to do so, can't help myself), "Genetics only LOADS the gun…lifestyle PULLS the trigger".. he gives me a blank stare and says, 'yeah' and then the subject is changed. SMH……. like you said, God forbid they change their dietary habits to improve their health…Jeeze… Reply Lorenz Krüger says: September 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm … Until NOW! love it! 😀 Reply houndjog says: September 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm Thank you! I am going to juice a beetroot with a bunch of swiss chard for breakfast! Yummy! Reply VeganViet Ⓥ says: September 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm I gotta load up on beets. Reply Bush Ninja says: September 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm So Tom Cruise would have been fine if he just ate beets before diving? Reply Gavin Van De Walle says: September 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm Until NOW! This study was done in 2012… I think you're a little late. Reply zxc says: September 28, 2015 at 1:25 pm Heaven's forbid what if I go vegan and save my health, save the animals and save the earth 😃😃😃😃😂😂😂😂 Much love to you Dr. Greger ❤ Reply Vie Fruitée says: September 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm Raw beets should be tested too. Maybe you'll make an update with raw beets in 3 years. Reply tamcon72 says: September 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm A Chemical Brothers reference in a Nutrition Facts video?! No waaaaayyyyyyy! As a Slavic vegan, I eat beets often, so I find this beet-based magic elixir stuff a bit silly, as well as intriguing. Thanks for posting! Reply John Crouch says: September 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm Did we answer the title of the video? A new study shows whole beats can improve performance but did I miss how that correlates against beet juice? The title implies a comparison but the way I understood the video is that whole cooked beets also showed improvements compared to placebo. Im currently taking powdered beet root and powdered arugula as supplements for its ease of administration – not a fan of beet juice taste. So I wonder if the evidence suggests whole beets over juice or not. Reply redpillthinking says: September 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm Okay did I miss something? So which is better for improving athletic performance? Whole beets or is drinking beet juice give the same results? Reply T4health says: September 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm Thought this was going to be a which is best, beet juice vs whole beets video. But it's just a video to say whole beets do the same thing as beet juice. We all could have figured that. Clearly I didn't learn anything new. I think I may be the only plant based eater really disappointed in gregers content lately. We didn't know, until, now…2012. Regressing a bit? Oh well, still excited for his book. I hope I learn something NEW Reply scuba453 says: September 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm I assume we are talking here about cooked beets? Reply Iris L says: September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm Hey Dr.Gregor, so cool that you picked up that topic…..cause I always try to convince my boyfriend eating beets instead of taking a beet powder. Mabe now I've got a chance he believes it!!!! 🙂 Reply MathCubes says: September 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm Dude, We don't need to eat that much carbs. We need to eat fat because other wise it would pull us from ketosis. We need acid blood, like dah because it is nature like starving. But joking decide, could you do some videos on ketosis? Reply Keepskatin says: September 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm My beets are just sitting in my yard,lol.I don't like beets much and it makes all waste from my body look like blood.Also I use to Beast lift weights and yes those nitrate i those supplements helped me lift more and Beast up more,but with side effects.Those supplements made my neck and face look fat,also made me cranky. Reply Frank V says: September 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm Beet the competition in a race with improved heartbeet performance by eating beets. Reply Qwazier3 says: September 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm Just saw a commercial for Botox this week. Not for cosmetic use but for migraines. Would love to hear your thoughts on that. And where do you get red bread? Red beet bread would be right up my alley. Love those beets. Reply Greg Straightedge says: September 28, 2015 at 6:58 pm "Block Rockin' Beets" one of the many reasons to love Dr. Greger! Reply Slim055 says: September 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm It would seem pretty painless to blend the beets to a liquid and use that rather than water in making whole-grain bread. I usually make my own bread. I'll try this sometime soon. Perhaps a difference will be detectable in blood pressure. Reply Lou Pizza says: September 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm "Until now" it never gets old Reply Clownish-Gambino says: September 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm A whole can of beats is actually quite a healthy portion of beets Reply IResonateWithU says: September 28, 2015 at 9:29 pm You rock Dr Greger !!! <3 good stuff Reply Anastasia Dudnik says: September 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm I love your videos!!!!! is there any chance you could consider making a video on green powders like wheat grass, kale powder, spirulina, spinach powders etc. are there any benefits or it's all commercial? Thank you in advance!!! Reply Brandonian3030 says: September 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm There is a supplement out there made from beets…wonder what your opinion is on this Reply Lisa Manary says: September 28, 2015 at 11:27 pm If beets help improve your athletic performance with less oxygen, would people with COPD see any benefit? Could this help someone maintain their mobility and functional abilities? Reply George Galamb says: September 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm How can any rational intelligent person expect the majority of people of planet earth to change their diet just for improving their health? It boggles the mind. Reply King Of Kings says: September 29, 2015 at 12:21 am meat eater approved video. Thumbs up!:) I love beets and eat them everyday baby! Reply Marvin Double says: September 29, 2015 at 12:34 am I simply love beets, but had no idea they improve athletic performance. What a great side effect. Reply FX51 says: September 29, 2015 at 12:49 am Dr. Greger is the best! Reply Earl Greyman says: September 29, 2015 at 1:15 am I can imagine carrying a whole beet in my jersey pocket and gnawing on it as I ride along. I'd look like I was bleeding from my mouth…my whole chin would be red…I'd look like a zombie. Anyone have a practicle idea for eating a beet on a bike? (I do eat potatos while riding.) Reply billart60 says: September 29, 2015 at 10:52 am Thanks for the info. Reply Cosmic Maat says: September 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm Great video. Can you speak on Chorella? Reply Miko says: September 29, 2015 at 8:41 pm which is better, juice or whole beets? Reply Allen Frost says: September 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm 🙂 Reply GREAT WHITE PLANT EATER says: September 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm heaven forbid Reply White Kita says: October 2, 2015 at 1:11 am red bread….LOL….no thanks I love my beets- juice! Reply freestylevibes says: October 3, 2015 at 3:42 am Thank you for all that you do Dr. Greger! Reply Carl Harverson says: October 3, 2015 at 8:55 am excellent point on bread Reply Lrdvltr says: October 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm WHAT ABOUT BEET NACHOS Reply JZoidberg says: October 7, 2015 at 1:29 am don't beets have a lot of sugar? Reply Alexa says: October 31, 2015 at 7:06 am So what's the answer? Reply usernamegoeshere999 says: November 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm holy hell I spewed my smoothie across the table when you said They don't call them block rockin beets for nothing. that was hilarious! Reply Im Yu says: January 11, 2016 at 8:12 am Ok, beet juice works, & whole beets work, but the heading is "Whole Beets vs Beet Juice". So? Is one better than the other? Enough better to make a difference? Reply Fabian Candelario says: January 28, 2016 at 6:29 am awesomeness! Reply Sandra Carli says: April 19, 2016 at 4:21 am A famous German doctor (Dr. Max Bruker) cured many people with a raw, freshly made muesli and salads. Beetroot was also added to the salads but raw. I wonder if this would increase its great effects on health. Reply Daniel Gallagher says: May 6, 2016 at 10:15 am Are these studies with just red beets? do you think any variety of beets would have the same benefits? Reply NANCY CHRISTENSEN says: May 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm Do the athletes burn fewer calories after consuming beets? Seems like it. Reply Brian Anderson says: July 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm How is it extremely to choose life over death, feel the truth people, you actually have energy when you eat living/charged food. One love pulls. Sacrafic is love, show God you believe the spirit is in everything and stop condoning the murder of our final sacrifice. Reply Coe Hart says: October 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm Snarky as usual. Love it. Reply Too Late says: January 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm Bravo Dr, Bravo! Reply mirzamay says: February 22, 2017 at 9:55 pm Can I just put the beets in a 💉 and inject it? I hate needles (shudder) but the thought of an entire can of beets makes a big needle look just fine. Baked beets aren't bad, but every damn day? No THANK-YOU. however, beet tops are really good, I wonder if they are similar in health properties? Also I already thought of beet bread and cookies…. Already on it! The kids don't want anything green, but orange carrots or red beets just looks like the landfill food they already like! So they it minus the dose of cancer the usually get with those colors… BTW AMAZING channel ♥it. ♥♥♥♥♥. A side note, beets with the tops are super cheep. Reply Francisco Esteban Camacho Pérez says: March 21, 2017 at 10:59 am I could also add that beetroots have trimethyglycine which improves muscular endurance, increase strength and boost the growing of grow hormones. That study case while running, is double blind? It could affect the placebo effect. Reply twotridents says: March 22, 2017 at 8:35 pm I'm still confused as to which is better. Beet juice is a significant improvement, whereas whole beets result in an acute improvement. Both a significant improvement and an acute improvement sound good. I'm assuming the whole beet is better since you described it second. Reply Simply Human says: July 11, 2017 at 4:49 am really, Dr Greger is promoting white bread!?!?! Don't care what it is "enriched" with. The benefit from beets cannot outweigh the damage done by highly refined bleeched flour. Maybe you should pull this video, it makes you look bad. Reply Robert Soucek says: October 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm .. Until now .. Reply ElChico114 says: December 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm Is beet juice the same as the water left over from boiling beets? Reply Ysp says: January 29, 2018 at 12:31 am Block rocking beets LOL! Reply Alex Valenzuela says: February 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm Sooo… Which is better? Whole beet, or beet juice? Or are they the totally identical? I eat them whole and I juice them. I noticed if I make beet juice I get viagra like erections, but I dont get the same result eating whole beets. Reply Ryan Ludwig says: February 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm Berries were the placebo? Reply Dante Consonero says: May 12, 2018 at 2:19 am the first time i had beet juice before the gym was by complete accident and i blew my pr out of the water . . . i thought someone slipped me performance enhancing drug or something but then i saw an article about beets and performance like a day later and rembered the ladys at the juice bar at the grocery store i worked at gave me like 32 ozs of leftover beet juice. The stuff works. Reply Nizar’s My first name says: June 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm Great info content and editing 👍💚 Reply Kube Dog says: July 11, 2018 at 12:36 am Hot dogs have nitrates too, right? Reply Kube Dog says: July 11, 2018 at 12:41 am So, which is better — juice or whole? What are the differences? Advantages of one versus the other? Video does not answer. Reply Sterling Wagner says: September 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm What about pickled beets? What is the serving size to get optimum results? Reply Marion Ake says: November 25, 2018 at 9:40 pm The beetroot group. Say that 100 times. Reply Aditya Ramanathan says: February 6, 2019 at 6:56 am Does cooking beetroot remove the nitrates ? Reply Barefoot Prof says: February 9, 2019 at 7:28 pm God I hate beets. So disgusting. Even raw. Isn't there any way to get them down without gagging? A cup and a half of beets? Yuk. Reply Knowledge Sharing says: February 21, 2019 at 7:16 pm What about raw beets? Reply EpicWarframeNinjaPvP says: March 2, 2019 at 3:41 am Lit, thank you Reply Berlin Wall says: March 28, 2019 at 3:01 am SooooJuice? Reply Ron2652 says: May 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm What’s funny is that steroids are made up of soy beans and yams Reply Jakob W says: July 10, 2019 at 4:08 am Do YELLOW beets also provide the same health effects? Reply xxx xxx says: July 10, 2019 at 10:45 am Why does the thumbnail have Mizuna and not Beet ? Reply hardcore herbivore says: July 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm Here's a tongue twister from vid😂"Red beet brought down blood pressure" Reply John Del Gaudio, Jr. says: August 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm What about raw beets? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.