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Beet juice may help fight dementia

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (KWWL) -- Drinking beet juice may help fight dementia and cognitive decline in older adults.

Researchers at Wake Forest University say beet roots are rich in nitrates, which help increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

The small study found older adults who consumed a high nitrate diet for only four days had increased blood flow to the brain's frontal lobes - the area associated with dementia and other cognitive problems.

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