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Carrot And Beetroot Juice

Discussion in 'Beverages, Fruits, Sugars' started by Daimyo, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Daimyo

    Daimyo Member

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    Hi, I like to drink carrot and beetroot juice. It has tons of sugar, but:

    *Carrots are rich in carotene and juicing makes carotene more bio available as cell walls made of (understandable) fiber are destroyed.
    *Beets increase NO3 significantly.

    How bad is it do drink 250ml (8oz) of carrot and 250ml (8oz) of beets juice daily?

    Stuff about beets:
    "Dietary supplementation with beetroot juice (BR), containing approximately 5-8 mmol inorganic nitrate (NO3(-)), increases plasma nitrite concentration ([NO2(-)]), reduces blood pressure, and may positively influence the physiological responses to exercise. However, the dose-response relationship between the volume of BR ingested and the physiological effects invoked has not been investigated. In a balanced crossover design, 10 healthy men ingested 70, 140, or 280 ml concentrated BR (containing 4.2, 8.4, and 16.8 mmol NO3(-), respectively) or no supplement to establish the effects of BR on resting plasma [NO3(-)] and [NO2(-)] over 24 h. Subsequently, on six separate occasions, 10 subjects completed moderate-intensity and severe-intensity cycle exercise tests, 2.5 h postingestion of 70, 140, and 280 ml BR or NO3(-)-depleted BR as placebo (PL). Following acute BR ingestion, plasma [NO2(-)] increased in a dose-dependent manner, with the peak changes occurring at approximately 2-3 h. Compared with PL, 70 ml BR did not alter the physiological responses to exercise. However, 140 and 280 ml BR reduced the steady-state oxygen (O2) uptake during moderate-intensity exercise by 1.7% (P = 0.06) and 3.0% (P < 0.05), whereas time-to-task failure was extended by 14% and 12% (both P < 0.05), respectively, compared with PL. The results indicate that whereas plasma [NO2(-)] and the O2 cost of moderate-intensity exercise are altered dose dependently with NO3(-)-rich BR, there is no additional improvement in exercise tolerance after ingesting BR containing 16.8 compared with 8.4 mmol NO3(-). These findings have important implications for the use of BR to enhance cardiovascular health and exercise performance in young adults. "
     
  2. narouz

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    “Besides fasting, or chronic protein deficiency, the common causes of hypothyroidism are excessive stress or ‘aerobic’ (i.e. anaerobic) exercise, and diets containing beans, lentils, nuts, unsaturated fats (including carotene), and undercooked broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, or mustard greens. Many health conscious people become hypothyroid with a synergistic program of undercooked vegetables, legumes instead of animal proteins, oils instead of butter, carotene instead of vitamin A, and breathless exercise instead of a stimulating life.”
    -Ray Peat, PhD
     
  3. mt_dreams

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    I'd stick to using carrots as a raw fiber cleanse. I like to add beet juice to oj to neutralize some of the acid in the oj. Usually in colder months, I use my beets for soup, but in the summer time the beet juice gives me extra energy when I work outside & sweat a lot.
     
  4. OP
    Daimyo

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    When I was living in England it wasn't unusually for me to drink 1,5 liter of mixed vegetables juice a day, mostly carrots. Skin on the palms of my hands turned slightly orange... Beginning of carotenemia I guess.
    @mt_dreams
    My absolutely favorite dish is borsch (beetroot soup) wit meat stuffed dumplings...
     
  5. ddjd

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    what does peat say about the fibre in beetroot?
     
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