Beetroot, blood & footballers - the unlikely team

We bet you didn't know that beetroots could improve your football performance...
ROOT CAUSE: The humble beetroot is being praised at the top of the game.

Eating beetroots and other green, leafy vegetables increases your intake of the nutrient, nitrate.

For the most, these vegetables are enough to reap the benefits. For pro footballers, who lose nutrients quickly through intense training, find it in supplement form.