Can’t Beat Beets for Lunch

14576399929_d5ce71911e_qWant some extra power to fuel your afternoon practice?  Add beets to your salad at lunch.  Why? Beets are rich in dietary nitrates, which convert to nitric oxide (NO).  As NO dilates blood vessels, you’ll use need less oxygen during exercise.

Bicyclists who tried this tip improved an average of 2.8% in a trial trial 3 hours after eating (which is when NO peaks).

So….see you at the Power Bar soon!

 

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