by Nick Catricala
(Woodbridge, ON. Canada)
this is my first time on your site... I have a good feel of it and will come back... thanks for your hard work to educate people like me on raw food and juices...
I went raw back in 1998-1999 bu I was not ready so slowly went back to cooked... perhaps I will start and keep going again next week... so your site will be visited by me often THANKS!!!
For your info... here is how I start the search and found your site :-) hope you like to read...
It was a big story in sports science in 2010.
But for those of us who don't take to the bike paths or soccer fields every day, it might not have been too big of a deal.
In fact, you might have ignored the story completely. Well, you're going to want to pay attention now.
Because having a more active and fulfilling life is as easy as drinking a glass of juice.
First, the background -- earlier this year, researchers found that athletes who drank beetroot juice were able to exercise for 16 percent longer -- meaning major gains in training and on the field.
That news, though, didn't really seem to be too major for the rest of us. Until now, that is.
A study published recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that the juice could be just as good for people whose days of athletic stardom are long gone...or for those of us who were never so hot on the playing field in the first place.
Researchers paired beetroot juice with low intensity exercise -- walking -- and found that juice-drinking study participants used less oxygen when walking. Basically, drinking the juice reduced the effort it took to walk by a not-so-shabby 12 percent.
This is especially big news for older people or those with heart or lung conditions, because they're not able to take in as much oxygen anymore. That means even simple tasks can wear you out.
Imagine the energy boost -- being able to go for a walk around the block with your friends without getting worn out. Or being able to play a little catch with your grandson rather than watching him play from your chair on the porch.
Now, I have to confess. I've never had beetroot juice, so I have absolutely no idea what it tastes like. I'm a fan of beets, so I guess that's a start. I'm going to look for it next time I go to the store -- and it looks like it's available on Amazon, too, for those of you who like to do your shopping online!
Yours in good health,