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  • September 27, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Beetroot Juice May Improve Post-Workout Recovery

    A recent study suggests that drinking beetroot juice after working out may help reduce muscle pain and improve recovery. However, the same study also found that drinking beetroot juice is not associated with improved real-world performance. Participants in the study...

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  • August 9, 2015 Emma McGowan

    Beetroot Juice May Boost Heart Function

    Recent research has suggested that beetroot may have sports nutrition benefits, due to the nitrate concentration of the vegetable. Now a new study has found that drinking nitrate-rich beetroot juice for 15 days may improve heart function and delay the...

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  • October 8, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Beetroot Juice May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Beetroot juice has been making news lately as a potential sport drink alternative; especially since the Auburn University football team started drinking it before games. A recent study suggests that beetroot juice may also be good for lowering systolic blood...

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  • February 20, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Nitrate Linked To Reduced Resting Metabolic Rate

    Nitrate was long considered to be an inert product of nitric oxide metabolism but research over the past decade has found that it is actually associated with a range of biological processes. Most recently, a study has found that increasing...

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  • September 15, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Beetroot Juice Enriched Bread Shown to Lower Blood Pressure

    Previous research has shown that beetroot has cardioprotective qualities. Because it is not a commonly consumed vegetable, researchers wanted to investigate if those properties would carry through when beetroot was added to bread. They found that bread enriched with beetroot...

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  • April 21, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Beetroot Juice Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure can contribute to heart disease and is often associated with obesity. A small preliminary suggests that drinking beetroot juice may lower blood pressure in the short term. The beetroot juice used in the study contained 0.2g of...

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