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  • 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.
  • Are Nitrates Pollutants or Nutrients?
    Are Nitrates Pollutants or Nutrients?
    Phytonutrients such as vitamin C prevent the formation of nitrosamines from nitrites, which explains why adding nitrite preservatives to processed meat can be harmful, but adding more vegetables and...
  • 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...
  • Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants
    Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants
    A study of 15,000 American vegetarians suggests their lower chronic disease rates translate into fewer surgeries (including hysterectomies) and medications (including aspirin, sleeping pills,...
  • Glycotoxins
    Glycotoxins
    Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in our diet are thought to accelerate the aging process.
  • Alkaline Water: a Scam?
    Alkaline Water: a Scam?
    Hawkers of "ionizer" water machines (like Kangen) claim healing alkaline water benefits; skeptics call it snake oil. They both may be wrong.
  • Rosy Glow
    Rosy Glow
    Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign for heart disease.
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