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.
Source: Source: 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: Bottom Line Health