Beetroot, the superfood that boosts your muscles

If you are looking for a new post-gym snack, beetroot may be the answer.

Among all the superfood’s claimed benefits for body and brain, it has now been found to help muscles recover after intense exercise according to Daily mail.

Scientists asked 30 men aged between 18 and 28, who work out at least twice a week, to do 100 intensive jump exercises.

The intense exercise caused muscle damage in their legs. 

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.

Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times according to BBC.

The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies.

The researchers say the technology could help patients around the world.

Childhood immunisations come with tears and screams. And there are a lot of them.

Teens also at risk for organ damage from high blood pressure

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn't only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research.

And the damage to the heart and blood vessels can occur in youth at blood pressure levels that are below the clinical definition of hypertension in youth.

High blood pressure in youth is defined differently than it is in adults. In childhood, high blood pressure is based on percentiles, rather than blood pressure level. Researchers looked at whether organ damage in teens develops below the 95th percentile, which is the clinical definition of high blood pressure in youth.

Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the risk

Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report.

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Colorectal Cancer also found that processed meats consumed regularly increase the risk of this cancer. There was strong evidence that physical activity protects against colon cancer according to Science daily.

"Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, yet this report demonstrates there is a lot people can do to dramatically lower their risk," said Edward L. Giovannucci, lead author of the report and professor of nutrition and epidemiology. "The findings from this comprehensive report are robust and clear: Diet and lifestyle have a major role in colorectal cancer."

Eat fat, live longer?

As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity but also improves physical strength.

"The results surprised me a little," said nutritionist Jon Ramsey, senior author of the paper that appears in the September issue of Cell Metabolism. "We expected some differences, but I was impressed by the magnitude we observed -- a 13 percent increase in median life span for the mice on a high fat vs high carb diet. In humans, that would be seven to 10 years. But equally important, those mice retained quality of health in later life."