DIETARY NITRATE/NITRIC OXIDE
As your Portland Personal Trainer you will learn about Nitric oxide which helps the bodies cells talk with each other, and one its functions is to tell the endothelial cells that line blood vessels to dilate or relax. Nitric Oxide plays a key role in maintaining normal blood pressure. Nitric oxides nutritional precursors include the amino acid L-arginine, but dietary nitrate is also an often overlooked and excellent precursor. Through a series of steps, the body converts nitrate to nitric oxide. Many fruits and vegetables are good sources of nitrate, and there are significant amounts of nitrate in celery, lettuce, arugula, and spinach.