Beetroot Juice & Dietary Nitrates - RD150

Beetroot Juice & Dietary Nitrates

by Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, LDN, CSSD
(4.3 / 280 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

CE-PRO Price: *Free


Rapid advances in the understanding of how dietary nitrates lead to increased nitric oxide production can improve athletic performance and reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors. This course will provide healthcare professionals with the most current information on the role of dietary nitrates, how nitrate-rich vegetables improve metabolic outcomes for patients and athletes and which foods are the best sources of dietary nitrates. It will also show how increasing dietary nitrate intake may help athletes improve their performance.


The goal of this continuing education program is to explain the role of dietary nitrates in lowering blood pressure, reducing the oxygen cost of exercise and improving athletic performance. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain how dietary nitrate increases nitric oxide production and reduces blood pressure
  • Describe how dietary nitrate enhances exercise performance
  • List four good sources of dietary nitrates

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2020, 2110, 4000, 4040, 4060, 5160. Perfomance indicators: 6.3.11, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.4, 8.3.6, 10.2.5
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 2/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/29/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/29/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Nicole O - Morris, PA  ·  Feb 12, 2016
This was very interesting!!
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Dennis S - Adamsville, TN  ·  Feb 11, 2016
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Angela S - Brighton, MI  ·  Feb 11, 2016
Very interesting information that has encouraged me to eat nitrate containing foods and recommend the same for my patients. I already strive for this but knowing these additional benefits for blood pressure control and increased exercise tolerance are an even greater encouragement to do so.
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wendy f - Rocky Ford, CO  ·  Feb 10, 2016
informative limited amount of time required
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Ann R - Litchfield, CT  ·  Feb 09, 2016
It was an interesting article with useful information
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