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April 25, 2012
Raw Veggies Versus Cooked for Heart Disease
Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, but which is more protective, raw or cooked?
March 15, 2012
Liver Toxicity Due to Broccoli Juice?
6,000 cups of broccoli a year is probably too much.
March 13, 2012
Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast
In a test tube, the broccoli phytonutrient sulforaphane appears to target breast cancer stem cells, but how do we know it's even absorbed into the body? Have women undergoing breast reduction surgery...
March 8, 2012
Smoking Versus Kale Juice
The effect of kale juice on LDL and HDL cholesterol and the antioxidant capacity of the blood.
March 5, 2012
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.
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...
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