The antihypertensive effect of beets

Drink 1-2 cups of beetroot juice per day to help reduce blood pressure and increase health, not recommended for people with kidney stones.


Beetroot juice has many health benefits. Photo:

Natural foods like beets can be as effective as medications for high blood pressure. According to Lifehacks , beets contain 20 times more nitrates than other vegetables and are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When beet juice enters the body, the nitrate is converted to nitric oxide, which relaxes and reduces the pressure on the vessel walls. A study published in the Nutrition Journal found that patients with high blood pressure lower blood pressure when drinking beets juice regularly. 

Thanks to the nitrate content, drinking beetroot juice daily also helps to increase the body's stamina, improve athletic performance, support the heart and limit the risk of diseases such as dementia, alzheimer, heart attack. .

To get the best out of beets, drink 1-2 cups of pure juice per day. If you are being treated with antihypertensive drugs, you should not arbitrarily stop using or change the dose of the drug without a prescription from your doctor. Also, don't worry if your waste is red because beets are rich in carotene.

Note, beets contain oxalate, so it is not suitable for patients with kidney stones.

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