Hearts shouldn’t skip a beet

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DESCRIPTION: 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 blood pressure) and heart disease. Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/hearts-shouldnt-skip-a-beet/ and I’ll try to answer it! The Power of NO video I reference can be found here (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-power-of-no/). And the athletic performance-enhancing effect of beets story starts with my video Doping with beet juice (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/doping-with-beet-juice/), explained further in Priming the proton pump (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/priming-the-proton-pump/), and confirmed in Out of the lab onto the track (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/out-of-the-lab-onto-the-track/). There are ten other videos on blood pressure (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/blood-pressure/), 28 other videos on greens (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/greens/), 75 other videos on heart disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/heart-disease/) and hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/).

Please also check out my associated blog post http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2012/03/22/using-greens-to-improve-athletic-performance/!

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