Beetroot Juice and Dietary Nitrates - RD150

Beetroot Juice and Dietary Nitrates

by Kelly R. Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
(4.4 / 1406 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


There is a growing interest by athletes and other people in the performance-boosting benefits of dietary nitrate in the form of beetroot juice. Continued research supports the rapid advances previously made in the understanding of how dietary nitrate intake can lead to increased nitric oxide production. A diet rich in dietary nitrates has been shown to provide improvements in athletic performance as well as blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors. Through a review of the most current information on the role of dietary nitrates, healthcare professionals can increase awareness of how nitrate-rich vegetables improve metabolic outcomes for athletes and others and which foods are the best sources of dietary nitrates. 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 from plant foods 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2020, 2110, 4000, 4040, 4060 and performance indicators of 6.3.7, 6.3.11, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.2.2. 
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: 3/20/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/20/2022

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Glenna S - Hoopa, CA  ·  Mar 28, 2020
Well presented in a short course
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Kristen K - Houston, TX  ·  Mar 14, 2020
This was a short yet effective review on dietary nitrates for both cardiovascular health and athletic performance. Always good to get evidence-based material in a world swarming with beetroot claims and sports products.
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angela t - Pearland, TX  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Very interesting. Would like a table on studies and dosage
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Lisa G - Mattoon, IL  ·  Jan 21, 2020
I liked this course. I have seen beet supplement commercials on TV and have been skeptical. This course makes me more informed about beets and beet supplementation.
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Silvia E - Oxford, OH  ·  Dec 23, 2019
I thought it was very informative and I liked learning the different information that was available.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00