Delivering the latest buzz on fitness, nutrition and wellness for Syracuse University students.
by Laura Jungreis, blogger
The University of Exeter, for funding research about the benefits of beetroot juice. Two studies showed that cyclists who drank beetroot juice hours before riding were able to exercise for 20% longer than those given a placebo liquid. Scientists believe that the beetroot juice allows the cyclists to work their muscles using less oxygen, thus enduring for longer, possibly due to the high content of nitrate. Read the full story here.
Walnuts, whose alpha linolenic acid has recently been shown to reduce stress levels. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like walnuts, have been thought to reduce LDL levels, or the amount of bad cholesterol. A recent study tested that idea, and found that the subjects who consumed walnuts and walnut oil were markedly less stressed than the subjects who did not. Read more about the study here.
The Pictsweet Company, a Tennessee distributor of frozen vegetables. Pictsweet recently recalled packages of their food because they contained shards of glass. About 24,000 pounds of packages have been delivered to Kroger stores in the Southeast and Walmarts all over the country. Get more details here.
CVS, for not properly monitoring the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine, a chief ingredient in the production of methamphetamine. CVS has violated federal drug regulations in Arizona, Georgia, California, Nevada, South Carolina, and potentially 20 other states as well. Additionally, the company has contributed to spikes in meth production in California. The company will pay a $75 million fine, and turn over $2.6 million of profits gained from selling the pseudoephedrine. Read the full story here.