Sheila is passionate about endurance sport and healthy eating. She is a cross country skier and triathlete and also enjoys promoting physical activity to youth through coaching. Sheila has a Masters degree in Public Health (Health Promotion), and works with researchers investigating how lifestyle habits like nutrition and exercise can promote health or influence disease. Sheila has coauthored the cookbook and nutrition guide, Food For Thought: Healing Foods to Savor and many scientific publications in the area of nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer prevention. She writes about sports nutrition on this site, and maintains a twitter account where she tweets about nutrition, physical activity, sports science, and tasty nourishing foods.
The research behind beet juice and performance is compelling. A series of small but mostly well-designed studies have associated beet juice consumption with improved exercise performance. It seems beet juice allows your muscles to perform the same amount of work while using less oxygen, somehow making your body's energy production more efficient. Here are some of the main findings...
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