Beets for Better Lung Efficiency

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • As you age, respiratory muscle function — specifically that of the diaphragm — declines
  • This can lead to breathing troubles, impaired airway clearance and a decreased quality of life in older adults
  • Nitrates, which are found in beets, have been shown to improve muscle contractions in the diaphragm, helping to improve breathing as a byproduct
  • This is important for general health, but can become especially important for fighting off severe symptoms from viral respiratory illnesses like COVID-19

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