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2010-12-17 17:00:11

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.

2010-12-08 00:49:02

Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering.

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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally.

2010-11-05 11:31:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Add beets to the list of superfoods vital to your diet: A new study suggests that a daily dose of beet juice boosts blood flow to the brain, keeping your mind sharp and potentially creating a safeguard against dementia as you age.

2010-11-03 00:44:19

Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.

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2010-08-15 06:22:17

Monsanto Co has been dealt a major setback as a federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets by the biotech giant.

2010-06-30 08:42:43

The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London revealed Monday.

2009-12-14 14:53:00

MARION, N.Y., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are right around the corner, and so is extra help! When looking for a festive and memorable dish, one easy solution may surprise you - use jarred pickled beets. Beets add color and pizzazz to holiday appetizers and side dishes.

2009-08-11 13:47:21

British researchers found drinking beetroot juice made it possible to exercise up to 14 percent longer.

2009-08-06 14:33:39

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study, published today


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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.