Can’t Be Beet


Drinking a single glass of beet juice appears to lower men’s blood pressure almost immediately, a small study finds. Within hours, the beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by an average of four to five points in 15 healthy male volunteers compared to baseline blood pressures. That decrease may seem small, but on a public health level, it could equate to a 10% reduction in deaths from hert disease, though more research is needed. Fifteen women also participated in the study, and while beet juice lowered their blood pressure a little, the drop was not significant.

Source: Nutrition Journal

Written by: | June 18, 2013

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