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Beetroot juice lowers blood pressure

Beet-itBeetroot juice ‘helps lower blood pressure’:

A glass a day can reduce it by 7%, say researchers

 

Drinking beetroot juice every day could help to lower blood pressure, say researchers.

They found a dose of eight ounces – around one cup – may help people with high blood pressure, cutting their readings by about 7 per cent.

Tests suggest the effect is produced by beetroot’s naturally high levels of nitrate.

Beetroot ‘can lower blood pressure

Drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, researchers say.

Drinking 250ml (8oz) cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range, the journal Hypertension reports.

Most marked after three to six hours, the effect was detectable a day later.

Scientists say the nitrate in beetroot widens blood vessels to aid flow. And many people with angina use a nitrate drug to ease their symptoms. Read more…..

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