Beetroot Juice & Dietary Nitrates - RD150

Beetroot Juice & Dietary Nitrates

by Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, LDN, CSSD
(4.3 / 45 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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. 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 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).

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. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Bonna G - Roswell, GA  ·  Apr 10, 2015
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PATRICIA F - Tarrytown, NY  ·  Mar 13, 2015
Being a clinical dietitian I don't have too much exposure to athletic nutrition. This was very interesting. Maybe I'll give beetroot juice a try.
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Karen B - Brownstown, MI  ·  Feb 05, 2015
This course was appropriate for its title.
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Deborah S - Amesbury, MA  ·  Jan 12, 2015
Interesting review of some studies investigating the benefit of beet juice on performance.
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Sheila W - North Liberty, IA  ·  Jan 05, 2015
Using Beet juice as a source of natural dietary nitrate may increase peripheral blood flow in areas of tissue hypoxia by increasing nitric oxide production.
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Price: $20.00
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