Better Off Red: Athletes turn to beet juice and tart cherry juice for better performance and less-sore muscles. But the jury's still out on whether these concoctions work. (The New York Times)
Brag Ladies: Have you been watching the five amazing Olympians we profiled in June take the Games by storm?! Allyson Felix and Kerri Walsh took home gold; Brenda Villa and Tamika Catchings are playing for the gold; and Natalie Coughlin took home a bronze, tying two other athletes for most career medals by an American woman (that would be 12). Congrats!
The Kids Are All Right: American children's cholesterol levels have declined 28 percent in the last two decades, researchers find. (Los Angeles Times)
Tread Lightly: More and more adults have taken up walking, and those who put one foot in front of the other are about three times more likely to meet physical activity requirements, a new CDC report shows. Try our walking workouts to curb stress, blast fat, or firm up while you march. (Time)
Egghead: Mild, savory eggplants aren't just chock-full of fiber and low on calories—they also contain a nutrient that may help keep your brain sharp. (Equinox)