Beetroot improves endurance - myth or fact?

23 August 2016

Drug testing at the Rio Olympics this year will be interesting.

Many of the athletes are taking beetroot supplements. It is all the rage but as a result, their urine will glow a strange shade of pink.

It’s easy to be sceptical about the magic behind eating a particular foodstuff and its potential to improve physical performance. After all, it worked for Popeye who turned superhuman when he ate his can of spinach.

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