Would You Like to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally? Read What Beetroots Can Do For You…
Drink This Daily to Lower Blood Pressure with Ease
And much more…
Mike Barrett | Natural Society
Are you looking to replace blood pressure-lowering drugs with natural, diet-based solutions? Complimenting past findings, recent research reveals that drinking a single glass of beetjuice juice daily may just be enough to lower blood pressure in those suffering from hypertension. In fact, this simple juice can lead to a ‘significant’ reduction in blood pressure.
For the research, Amrita Ahluwalia, a vascular pharmacology professor at QMUL, and her research team analyzed the effects of both beetroot juice and a placebo on 64 individuals aged 18-85. Half of the patients were taking prescribed medication for high blood pressure but were not managing to reach their target blood pressure, and the rest had been diagnosed with high blood pressure but were not yet taking medication for it.
One group consumed a daily glass (250 ml or around 8.5 oz) of beetroot juice, while the other group had nitrate-free (the placebo) beetroot juice. The nitrates is what is believed to be reducing blood pressure, In the human body, inorganic nitrate converts to nitric oxide, which relaxes and dilates blood vessels.
During the 4 week period of drinking the beetroot juice, participants in the non-placebo group experienced a reduction in blood pressure of 8/4 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). In the 2 weeks after the trial had ended, the patients’ blood pressure returned to their previous levels.
This group also experienced a 20% improvement “in blood vessel dilation capacity and their artery stiffness reduced by around 10%”. This improvement could also reduce risk for heart disease.
While the group drinking the nitrate-rich beetroot juice saw improvements, there were no changes to blood pressure, blood vessel function, or artery stiffness in the placebo group, whose beetroot juice was nitrate-free.
The authors note that the reduction achieved in the active supplement group
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