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
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.
ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2020, 2110, 4000, 4040, 4060, 5160
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
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