THE ROOT OF ALL GOOD
Dr. Daniel Kim-Shapiro, a biophysics professor working with colleagues and graduate students in four other academic disciplines, has concluded over the past decade that beet juice can help slow cognitive decline in older adults, reduce blood pressure and improve the performance of elite athletes. The real-world problem? Making the stuff taste like something other than dirt. So Wake Forest hired a flavor specialist who came up with a tasty formula made with sugar, cranberry powder and other palatable ingredients.