Monday, 21 September 2015

Beet juice boosts muscle power

Beet juice boosts muscle power in heart patients

Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: spinach makes you stronger. But it's the high nitrate content in the leafy greens,  not the iron,  that creates the effect. Building on a growing body of work that suggests dietary nitrate improves muscle performance in many elite athletes, researchers found that drinking concentrated beet juice, also high in nitrates, increases muscle power in patients with heart failure.

Washington University School of Medicine study

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