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  • Treating Hepatitis C with Chlorella
    Treating Hepatitis C with Chlorella
    Improvements in natural killer cell immune function may explain both the anti-cancer benefits of exercise as well as the apparent anti-virus effects of the green algae chlorella.
  • Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress
    Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress
    Those eating a more plant-based diet may naturally have an enhanced antioxidant defense system to counter the DNA damage caused by free radicals produced by high-intensity exercise.
  • Reducing Muscle Soreness With Berries
    Reducing Muscle Soreness With Berries
    Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in berries may explain why cherries can speed recovery after a marathon by reducing muscle pain in long-distance runners.
  • Reducing Muscle Fatigue With Citrus
    Reducing Muscle Fatigue With Citrus
    Daily citrus fruit consumption during athletic training may reduce muscle fatigue, as evidenced by lower blood lactate concentrations.
  • Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California prop 65 "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" action levels.
  • So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
    So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
    In the context of a healthy plant-based diet, the nitrates in vegetables can safely be converted into nitric oxide, which can boost athletic performance and may help prevent heart disease.
  • Vegetables Rate by Nitrate
    Vegetables Rate by Nitrate
    If nitrates can boost athletic performance and protect against heart disease, which vegetables have the most: beans, bulb vegetables (like garlic and onions), fruiting vegetables (like eggplant and...
  • Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet
    Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet
    The nitrate in vegetables, which the body can turn into the vasodilator nitric oxide, may help explain the role dark green leafy vegetables play in the prevention and treatment of hypertension (high...
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