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Beetroot: The “natural Viagara” and other health benefits

Posted August 23, 2013

The power root beetroot has been around since forever and it has quite a number of health benefits. Below are some of the reasons you should include beetroot in your diet.

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From Cancer Prevention to Lower Blood Pressure, 13 Benefits of Beet

Posted August 18, 2013

Beets come from the same plant family as Swiss chard – Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae. The wild beet, the ancestor of the beet we know today, is thought to have originated in prehistoric times in North Africa and grew wild along Asian and European seashores. Today, the leading commercial producers of beets include the United states, the Russian Federation, France, Poland and Germany.

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Improve your athletic performance naturally with beets: Research

Posted June 14, 2013

If you want to improve your athletic performance and stamina, there’s no real substitute for simply putting time into working out. But if it if you’re looking for a simple, natural way to increase the length of your workouts, or if you just want to give yourself that little edge in endurance or speed, then beet juice may be the answer.

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Why a little beet it goes a long way

Posted May 17, 2013

Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance – they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers. The latest research, by the University of Exeter, suggests that two concentrated beetroot “shots” a day (with about 0.6g natural dietary nitrate) are better than one, and the best time to take them is about 2.5 hours before maximum exertion.

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Beet This: More Evidence of BP-Lowering Effects Of Dietary Nitrate

Posted April 17, 2013

A small, proof-of-principle study has demonstrated that the blood-pressure lowering effects of dietary nitrates–already documented in normotensives–are also seen in subjects with established hypertension.

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Could Beet Juice Be The Answer to Increasing Your Endurance?

Posted February 3, 2013

The health benefits of beet juice (also known as beetroot juice) have been appreciated for thousands of years, and beet juice was even a common remedy for the ancient Romans. However, studies conducted in the past few years have identified a new and exciting potential benefit of drinking beet juice: an increase in endurance.

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Beets May Enhance Athletic Performance

Posted September 22, 2012

A double-blind crossover study involving 12 trained male cyclists, average age 31 years, found that daily ingestion of nitrates in the form of beet juice led to improved performance.

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Bilberry Protects Vision from Retina Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Anthocyanin-rich bilberry extract has demonstrated a protective effect on visual function during retinal inflammation and uveitis, according to a new report from Keio University School of Medicine researchers. They published their findings online ahead of print in Laboratory Investigation.

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Improve night vision naturally with bilberries

Posted April 30, 2012

For centuries, bilberries have been used medicinally. They have antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Mostly known for their natural ability to improve capillary health, bilberries have been used to treat a number of eye disorders and improve vision. Flavonoids found in bilberries known as anthocyanosides are responsible for the regeneration of Rhodopsin. This is a purple pigment in the eye which is responsible for night vision.

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Bilberries May Help Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Posted April 30, 2012

If you have inflammatory bowel disease and you are not familiar with bilberries, it may be time to make their acquaintance. Researchers in Europe report that animal models of colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, responded well to bilberry extract.

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