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Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:06 am
by ObiWanKenobi
Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study
A new study from the UK suggests that beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help you exercise for 16 per cent longer because the nitrate it contains reduces oxygen uptake which make exercise less tiring. ... The study was led by researchers from the University of Exeter and is published in the 6 August issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. ... Jones said they were "amazed" by the effect of beetroot juice on oxygen uptake, especially as they know of no other means that can achieve this big a difference, even training. "I am sure professional and amateur athletes will be interested in the results of this research," said Jones.

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:11 am
by baldy
From what I read in the paper about this you need to drink a pint a day of it!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:58 am
by spike
[quote="baldy"]From what I read in the paper about this you need to drink a pint a day of it!


That's a shame. It's a bit much on it's own - need apple and ginger or orange to make it palatable IMO. I'm gonna get a fresh one this afternoon though :)

I like the fact that it comes out of you pink as well 8)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:01 am
by Alistar
interesting article thanks obiwan! :)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:56 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Here is another one:

Melon compound 'reduces stress'
Scientists may have uncovered a natural way to combat stress - eat a melon.
The key ingredient is an enzyme called superoxide dismutase, thought to have beneficial antioxidant properties which prevent damage to the body's tissues. ...

Source: BBC

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:56 pm
by Herbsman
'Food is good for you' shocker.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:29 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Healthy diet means fewer wrinkles, study shows
People who eat lots of fruit and vegetables are likely to have fewer wrinkles, according to a new study.
Even normal eaters can make their skin look younger by changing their diet to include lots of tomatoes and red paprika, the German magazine The Dermatologist said in its latest issue. ...


Link

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:42 pm
by Baggy
[quote="ObiWanKenobi"]
People who eat lots of fruit and vegetables are likely to have fewer wrinkles, according to a new study.
Even normal eaters can make their skin look younger by changing their diet to include lots of tomatoes and red paprika, the German magazine The Dermatologist said in its latest issue. ...



So eating lots of fruit and veg makes me abnormal? :)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:37 pm
by Tardigrada
[quote]So eating lots of fruit and veg makes me abnormal?


We're too smooth to be counted as normal.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:43 am
by Heinrich
http://www.spiegel.de/spiegelwissen/0,1 ... 39,00.html

Sorry for it beiing in german.
Its basicly a rant over how nutrition-science fails by stating whats already well known (fruits and vegetables are good for you) or irrelevant (consuming 100kg soybeans a day is not healthy).
There might be more to health then the nutrition data on a frozen lasagne.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:28 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Here are another astonishing discoveries ...

Low-fat, vegan diet hailed for Type 2 diabetes
Researchers in Canada and the United States said Thursday that people with Type 2 diabetes taking oral medications have seen dramatic improvements after switching to a low-fat, vegan diet.
... Traditionally, patients are given an oral medication to help the body produce more insulin to keep blood sugar levels in check. As well, a diet that requires meticulous measuring in order to cut calories and carbohydrates is usually necessary.
Dr. Neal Banrard president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, ... told ... that those restrictions weren't applied with the vegan diet.
"The diet did not restrict carbohydrate, it could be high carbohydrate, the diet didn't restrict calories, it didn't restrict portion size," said Barnard. "If it was 8:30 at night and you were hungry you could go ahead and eat."
...
Nancy Bowen, who participated in the study, said she has stopped taking one of the drugs previously prescribed.
"Where I work, people say to me, I wish I would have known about this because we buried my mom or my dad a couple years ago. ...

Source: CBC News

Or read this:

Vegan diet may help ease rheumatoid arthritis: study
Source: Reuters

It seems to me that a vegan diet is like taking medicine and anti-aging cremes simultanously ... :)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:57 am
by ObiWanKenobi
Veggies help keep older brains sharp
Study: Seniors who ate 2 servings a day had 40 percent less mental decline ...

Source: msnbc
:twisted: brainiacs

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:27 pm
by the crazyest vegan
meh. every year or so their's another "revelation" about some wonder fruit/veg that is super good for you.
a few years ago it was mango's.
but if your going to go out and buy a shit load of beetroot then your wrong! better to mix and than stick to one thing :)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:27 pm
by ultra_whippet
It's actually the effect of nitrates that they were looking at in this study, and beetroots just happen to be a good natural source of them. Celery, cress, chervil, lettuce spinach and rocket are also high in nitrate, apparently.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:33 pm
by thestoatyone
Anyone for salad then?