Beetroot might not be fully considered a SuperFood, but there’s no question it offers some super results for those with high blood pressure.
One study showed, just one week of drinking beetroot juice helped those taking it lower their blood pressure by an average of 14 mm/Hg.
And the benefits of beets have been known for ages. Archaeological records show people have been using both the leaves and roots of beets (Beta vulgaris rubra) for tea, medicine and clothing dye since 300 BC.
Clearly, these cultures believed beets provided more than just nourishment. Today, beets are considered a nutritional powerhouse, that can lower blood pressure along with many other health benefits.
How Do Beets and Blood Pressure Go Together?
People who have hypertension, or high blood pressure, have lower levels of nitric oxide than the average person. Nitric oxide (NO) is a vasodilator that opens the blood vessels thus increasing blood flow thoughout the body. Beet juice is abundantly rich in nitrates, which the body naturally converts to NO. Therefore, drinking beet juice will lower blood pressure and also protect the blood vessels from stiffening or developing arteriosclerosis.
Just one week of drinking beet juice can lower your blood pressure by 14 mm/Hg according to a recent study, as mentioned earlier. And the study(1) also indicated drinking beet juice does not affect blood pressure among people with normal blood pressure so there’s no risk of driving one’s pressure too low.
Another study published in 2012 in Nutrition Journal monitored 15 men and 15 women who each received 500 grams of beetroot juice along with a placebo juice. Results showed that beetroot juice lowered systolic blood pressure six hours after consumption. Interestingly, men showed a more significant reduction in blood pressure levels compared to woman. (2)
Another exciting benefit of drinking beet juice is if a person drinks just 2.4 ounces one hour before exercise it has been shown to increase exercise performance by up to 24%. Bonus: getting cardio exercise is beneficial to anyone who wants a healthier heart.
More exciting studies are currently being done on the affect of beetroot juice on high blood pressure.
As a result of these studies, we’ve developed the ultimate product when it comes to Beetroot Juice with HeartBeet Complete.
Get the Most from Beetroot
HeartBeet Complete delivers more beetroot juice to your body each day so you can take full advantage of all the benefits beets have to offer when it comes to the health of your heart.
What’s more is that HeartBeet Complete is actually a comprehensive heart health formula combining concentrated beetroot powder, CoQ10, Turmeric, L-arginine and L-citrulline along with a combination of vitamins and minerals that dramatically support healthy blood pressure and the overall health of the heart.
If you’re interested in improving the health of your heart, it’s worth looking into what HeartBeet Complete can do for you and your blood pressure.