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Endurance Booster – Beetroot juice

Beetroot juice appears to improve endurance and speed in male soccer players, according to a recent study.  Earlier research had shown benefits for other athletes, including swimmers and cyclists.  The players drank about 4.7 ounces of nitrate rich beetroot juice (providing about 800 milligrams of nitrates per day) or an equal amount of nitrate depleted… Continue reading Endurance Booster – Beetroot juice

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Sesame Seeds

These tiny, flat, oval-shaped seeds are good sources of calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.  They’re especially valued in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, in the forms of tahini (sesame seed paste) and halvah a popular sweet.  The famous phrase “open sesame” from the Arabian Nights refers to… Continue reading Sesame Seeds

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Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued my Native American people for their health benefits.  Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds contain healthy fats as well as protein, fiber, potassium, iron and zinc.  And they’ve been studied for prevention and reduction of benign prostatic hyperplasia, the enlargement of the prostate that commonly affects men as they… Continue reading Pumpkin Seed