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 squash), greens (such as arugula), mushrooms, root vegetables (such as carrots and beets), or stem vegetables (such as celery and rhubarb)?
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The reference to protection from heart disease is explained in Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet, and beet-boosting athletics in Doping With Beet Juice, and continues with Priming the Proton Pump, and subsequent videos in this three-week video series. Another way that greens, The Healthiest Veggies, may protect heart health is explained in Boosting Heart Nerve Control.
For all our videos on the latest research on vegetables, visit our Vegetables topic page.
I have newer videos on nitrates. See:
- Are Nitrates Pollutants or Nutrients?
- Oxygenating Blood with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables
- “Veg-Table” Dietary Nitrate Scoring Method
- Slowing Our Metabolism with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables