BEET Nutrition for Performance

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Since 2007, many studies have been looking at the role of inorganic nitrate to enhance health and exercise performance.  Beets have become newsworthy because they were found to be a source of dietary nitrate. Following ingestion, the body reduces nitrate to nitric oxide, which is responsible for dilating of blood vessels, resulting in increased blood circulation and oxygen delivery to cells.  The positive exercise effects of nitric oxide are derived from its ability to increase muscle blood flow and regulate several muscle functions, ...

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