You Can't Beat Beets if You Need to Lower Your Blood Pressure
ANSWER: You have many options, but I only have space to elaborate on one impressive option -- beets. They contain powerful compounds that may reduce blood pressure, promote bile flow, ease digestive disorders, improve heart disease, lower cholesterol and prevent cancer. And a bunch of beets is only $4.
In our heavily medicated country, it's considered bizarre to tell a person to drink beet juice for blood pressure.
Studies point to amazing heart-healthy benefits. Beets even look like hearts if you think about it. They lower blood pressure by increasing levels of nitric oxide in your blood vessels. The anti- platelet action of beets reduces risk for blood clots. Beets can dissolve inorganic calcium deposits that clog up your pipeline, and they can lower total cholesterol and triglycerides by 30 and 40 percent, respectively, while increasing those good HDLs!
They are rich in folic acid and betaine, two substances which neutralize inflammatory chemicals like C reactive protein, homocysteine and interleukin 6. With all this in mind, I'm thinking fewer strokes and heart attacks, are you?