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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Nitrates - Harmful Additive or Performance Enhancer?
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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Nitrates - Harmful Additive or Performance Enhancer?
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Are nitrates in food something to avoid, or might they actually be a performance enhancer? To find out, we’re talking about where nitrates come from, the problem with nitrate supplementation, and the role of fruits and vegetables play in our performance.

Topics include:
– Where nitrates and nitrites come from
– The difference between nitrates in vegetables and processed meats
– Why we don’t need to fear added nitrates in processed meats
– The problem with using beet root juice for testing
– Why the solution (as it usually does) comes down to more fruits and veg

Referenced Articles
Alsharif et al., 2023. Nitrate supplementation on high-intensity exercise.
Gallardo et al., 2021. What is in your beet juice?
Hord et al., 2009. Food sources of nitrates and nitrites.

Referenced Podcasts
On the Cancer Risk of Meat
On Getting Out of the Weeds (with Dr. Adrian Chavez)
On Cancer Prevention (with Dr. Krystle Zuniga)

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