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The Beauty of Beets: How the Simple Beet Improves Heart Health and Athletic Performance

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 W. Madison Street Oak Park, IL, 60302 United States (map)


Learn how to improve your cardiovascular health and exercise performance with beets and other nitrate rich vegetables.  Learn more about nitrates in processed meats, as well, and sample 4 different beet preparations, including a delicious ice cream recipe you can recreate at home.  Beet ice cream? Let's give it a try!

Presenter Bio:
Cooper Zeiss Roberts is a dietetic intern at the Hines Veterans Hospital with a bachelors degree in nutrition from Oregon State University.  He has a passion for understanding and educating others about the power of nutrition to improve health. Along with a hobby of reviewing nutrition research, his undergraduate research focused on the effects of dietary nitrates on the cardiovascular system. 

Earlier Event: February 19
MEAD 101
Later Event: February 23