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February 16, 2012
Out of the Lab Onto the Track
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studies convinced the scientific establishment that nitrate-rich vegetables such as beets could noticeably improve athletic performance.
February 15, 2012
Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash
The natural flora on our tongue (lingual bacteria) is essential for the athletic performance-enhancing effect of the nitrates in vegetables such as beetroot.
February 14, 2012
Priming the Proton Pump
To understand how beets could reduce the oxygen cost of exercise while improving athletic performance, one must review the biochemistry of energy production (ATP synthase) and the body's conversion...
February 13, 2012
Doping With Beet Juice
Beets found to significantly improve athletic performance while reducing oxygen needs, upsetting a fundamental tenet of sports physiology.
January 26, 2012
Anti Up on the Veggies
Greens rank highest in chemical antioxidant assays (such as ORAC, TEAC, TRAP, and FRAP), but which vegetables lead the pack when cellular antioxidant activity is measured?
September 26, 2011
Stool Size Matters
Larger bowel movements are associated with lower risk of appendicitis, colon cancer, constipation, and diverticulitis.
September 10, 2010
Best Cooking Method
Which are the gentlest cooking methods for preserving nutrients and which vegetables have more antioxidants cooked than raw.
November 9, 2009
#1 Anticancer Vegetable
There are two superfood classes of vegetables most adept at blocking human cancer cell growth in a petri dish.
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