Let’s face it. We may not like to admit it. But we’re ALL kind of looking for the fountain of youth—a way to minimize the worst side effects of aging.
But it might finally be time to call off the search. Because new research reveals, the magical elixir may not come from a secret lost fountain, after all.
In fact, it could turn out to be buried deep inside the humblest vegetable on the farm.
A groundbreaking new study finds a special compound hidden in beets can help slow the aging process in the ways it matters most.
This “Youth Elixir” can help…
- OPEN blood vessels
- REDUCE blood pressure
- ENHANCE cognitive function
- SLASH harmful inflammation
And best of all, there’s no “catch” here. It’s not some compound pulled from beets and then enhanced in a lab, squeezed into a pill, and sold at a huge markup.
Instead, this aging secret is literally something you can get… right now… at your local supermarket.
Focus on mouth flora
The new study tested what’s becoming an increasingly common and easy-to-get form of beets. And that’s beetroot juice.
I’ll tell you why that’s important when it comes to fighting aging in just a moment. But first, the eye-popping results.
Just 10 days of naturally nitrate-rich beetroot juice cut blood pressure by 5 points. And honestly, if that were the only change, that would be worth noting and celebrating.
After all, five points could be the difference between borderline hypertension and healthy blood pressure. But it’s NOT the only change. Not by a long shot.
The new study also looked at changes in bacteria in the mouth. Which I know may sound a little strange at first. But the truth is those microbes handle so much more than just how your breath smells.
In many ways, your mouth bacteria are the canary in the coal mine for your overall health. And then can tell us a lot about the s0-called diseases of aging. Certain germs show up when things are going well, and others turn up when it’s all going to heck. So those mouth bugs can tell scientists and doctors a lot about your health.
And they sure didn’t disappoint during this study. Just 10 days of drinking beetroot juice twice a day changed volunteer’s mouth flora for the better.
The levels of bacteria linked to poor health and inflammation plunged. Meanwhile, microbes closely associated with better vascular health and cognitive function jumped.
It’s almost certainly the nitrates in the juice that get the credit here. Because once inside the body, nitrates get to work, popping open blood vessels to increase blood flow.
That, in turn, leads to a healthy drop in blood pressure. Plus, it helps efficiently deliver oxygen and nutrients everywhere they need to go.
You can’t beat this form of beet to SLOW aging
So… about that juice. As healthy as beets are, most folks who eat them don’t get anything close to all their benefits.
That’s because anything you do to a beet can chip away at those potential benefits. Cooking or pickling, for example, can damage the delicate compounds inside, wiping out much of their anti-aging magic.
But don’t worry, you can claim nearly ALL of those healthy aging benefits by adding beet juice to the mix. Since it isn’t cooked, it retains most of the beet’s delicate compounds, especially those all-important nitrates.
In other words, it’s the best beet bang for your buck. Because even if you enjoy beets as I do, you don’t want to miss out on even one tiny drop of the Youth Elixir hidden inside.
A small cup of the juice with breakfast or lunch should do the trick—battling back against those aging side effects. But keep in mind beet juice can be a bit of an acquired taste, so feel free to jazz it up with a squeeze of lemon or a splash of carrot juice to add a touch of sweetness.
Beetroot juice used to be a little hard to find, but most supermarkets have it now. You might just have to track it down in the organic or specialty foods section. And unlike all the other sugary “juices” found in stores, beetroot juice is typically low in sugar and calories, too.
You don’t have to part ways with your roasted beets, of course. There still delicious AND nutritious. In fact, you can click here for 5 excellent reasons to eat more beets—from brain health to bedroom bliss.