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Home Made Pre-Workout Smoothie Drink | No Supplements needed
ByAnurag Sharma on
Apr 22, 2018
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Pre workout supplements are used by gym goers for getting that buzz before working out. However a lot of folks are just reluctant to try them out because of the following reasons

  • Ignorance about the compounds in the supplements.
  • Reluctance to use supplements.

This simple homemade recipe is potent enough to carry you out through your workout.

The ingredients used are:

1. Beet Root

Beet Roots are good source of nitrates.  A number of studies show that beetroot juice improves time to exhaustion during exercise (in other words, you have more energy for a longer period) and reduces the oxygen cost of exercise (1, 2).This happens due to the nitrate content in beet root which reduces the oxygen cost of endurance exercise by allowing you to burn less energy (ATP) to produce the muscular force that propels you forward, allowing you to last longer.

2. Amla (Indian gossebery)

Working out produces free radicals, whose accumulation if left unchecked can cause inflammation.Antioxidants counter free radicals in the most comprehensive way. Amla being an excellent source of  antioxidants  is a great addition to your pre workout drink.

3. Lemon

A great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Adds a tangy taste to the drink also.

4. Ginger

It has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties which can help in recovery after an intense workout.[3]

5. Black pepper 

From helping in digestion, weight loss and having an amazing antioxidant potential black pepper also induces a great taste to any beverage.

Blend them all and have a kick ass workout.

References

1. Bailey, Stephen J., Winyard, Paul, Vanhatalo, Anni, Blackwell, Jamie R., DiMenna, Fred J., Wilkerson, Daryl P., Tarr, Joanna, Benjamin, Nigel, and Jones, Andrew M. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. J Applied Physiol. 2009; 107(4): 1144-1155.

2/ Bailey, Stephen J., Fulford Jonathan., Vanhatalo, Anni, Winyard, Paul, Blackwell, Jamie R., DiMenna, Fred J., Wilkerson, Daryl P., Benjamin, Nigel, and Jones, Andrew M. Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances muscle contractile efficiency during knee-extensor exercise in humans. J Applied Physiol. 2010; 109(1): 135-148.

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20418184

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