Beet Juice and Mt Everest (IMAGE) Norwegian University of Science and Technology Caption Drinking beet juice can help the human body cope with high altitudes. Here, a study subject drinks beet juice with Mt. Everest in the background. Credit Harald Engan, Mid Sweden University Usage Restrictions With proper credit to photographer License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.