Now, I must first disclaim that I am not a massive fan of beetroot. I find it a little too, shall we say ‘earthy’. But perhaps as a cyclist, I should just swallow it down given all the goodness this bright red root alleges to hold.
I wanted to find out a bit about why athletes including Mark Cavendish include it in their diet and why Paralympic athlete, David Weir, has even applauded the beetroot as a secret to his success.
The science bit
Having scraped a biology GCSE, this part alludes me somewhat but I thought I would offer a little scientific explanation as to why this vegetable promises so much.