Finally today, what is the latest science on the performance enhancing qualities of nitrate-rich vegetables? Let's find out. Nitrates concentrated in green, leafy vegetables, and beats underwent, a great makeover, a few years ago from inert substances to having profound Effects on the power plants within all of our cells. Reducing the oxygen cost during exercise meaning we can bust out the same amount of work with less oxygen. So one little shot of beet juice allows free divers to hold their breath for over four minutes to get about a half minute longer for others. This improved muscle efficiency allows athletes to exercise that higher power output or running speed for the same amount of breath that was back in 2012. What's happened? And sins. Well, this all led to many athletes at leat and amateur alike, consuming beetroot juice prior to competition. But what does the new science say? Well, most of the studies were done on men. Turns out, it works on women to even African-American women and even more, neglected, research demographic, same workload, power outputs using significantly less oxygen after drinking be Jews. But forget Beach is what about hole? It's cheaper. Healthier can find them in any produce aisle, but there had never been any studies. An actual beets until now whole beetroot consumption. Acutely, improves running performance, they gave physically fit men. Women a cup of half of the baked beats which is equivalent to about a can of beets seven, five minutes before running a 5k. They started out the same but during The Last Mile the 5K race. The beep group pulled a Ahead compared to the placebo group. Who were given berries instead though they were running faster, their heart rate wasn't any higher. If anything to be troop group, reported less exertion faster. Time with less effort, they don't call them Block rock and beats for nothing,
Nitrates Found in Beets Improve Athletic Performance
The Best Diet for Optimal Athletic Performance - Michael Greger, M.D.