Monday, 21 September 2015
Beet juice boosts muscle power
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