Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Study Shows Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure in 3 Hours!

Drinking only 250 ml of beet juice (about 81/2 oz) drops high blood pressure 10 points (mmHg) on the average –


This is a results of a study made by Dr. Amrita Ahluwalia, Professor of Vascular Biology at
Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute in London, which was published in the
American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Beet juice is a significant source of nitrates, chemicals that are converted in the body to nitrites, which act as vasodilators, opening up blood vessels and allowing blood to flow easily through the body. Clinical studies published in the professional journals "Hypertension" and "Nitric Oxide" found that this characteristic of beet juice helped reduced blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain in older adults. As a result, the researchers theorize that nitrites in beet juice may help protect heart health and prevent cognitive decline in the aging brain.

A 2 in diameter beet contains about 35 calories and 8 gms of carbohydrates.

From Dr Al Sears  When you eat it, the beet root is mixed with your saliva and bacteria on your tongue. This combo turns into nitric oxide.
When it gets to your stomach, another reaction occurs, and the natural nitrate is recirculated throughout your body. This helps your blood vessels relax and eases your blood pressure. You see the biggest drop 3-4 hours after eating beet root. But the effects last for up to 24 hours.8
You can get the most out of beet roots by either chewing them raw or throwing them in your juicer. You can also get the root extract in powder or capsule form. Take up to 1 gram of it each day.
Dr Sears is a noted alternative medicine guru. You can learn more of Dr Sears nutritional health tips, here: http://www.alsearsmd.com/shop.php?af=1051742

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