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To Prevent Altitude Sickness, Drink Beet Juice


Flying up to the mountains? You may acclimatize more quickly if you drink a glass of beet juice before you board. It worked for high-altitude trekkers to Kathmandu. Beet juice’s nitrates get converted quickly to nitric oxide, which improves the ability of blood vessels to get oxygen throughout the body.


Study titled “Acute dietary nitrate supplementation improves arterial endothelial function at high altitude: A double-blinded randomized controlled cross over study” by researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, published in Nitric Oxide.

Date: November 5, 2015 Publication: Health Insider