Beetroot juice lowers blood pressure
Beetroot 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…..