Beets Are Endurance Athletes’ Favorite Root

Nitrates in beets have made them popular among exercisers, but the benefit may be even greater for less active people.

Allie Volpe
Elemental

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WWhen Dennis Dollins first started training for ultramarathons — races longer than 26.2 miles — two years ago, he did some research on strategies that would allow him to more efficiently cover…

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Allie Volpe
Elemental

Writes about lifestyle, trends, and pop psychology for The Atlantic, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Washington Post, and more.