The idea is that eating nitrate-rich foods can increase natural nitric oxide (NO) production. Why would athletes want to do this? Because NO relaxes and widens blood vessels, reducing blood pressure and increasing blood flow to organs and tissues. Which, in turn, delivers more oxygen and nutrients.
That’s a Very Good Thing if you’re a sporty type, particularly if you’re one of the crazies who does ultramarathons, long runs and epic cycles.Read more