High blood pressure? Root it out with organic beetroot

Being one of the popular roots across the world, beetroot is used in various cuisines globally. In some parts of the world it is processed, boiled and sterilised as pickle while in other parts like India it is eaten as a side dishe, in the form of salad. It is boiled and sliced into pieces and sometimes even cooked. People in India are also inclined towards drinking Beetroot juice.

Did you know that organic Beetroot can lower your blood pressure and sort health issues?

A study conducted earlier suggests that people drinking a cup of beet juice every day experienced a significant reduction in blood sugar. Drinking 250ml of organic beetroot juice cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm. Eating organic beetroot benefits those who suffer from high blood sugar, which is a common condition associated with type 2 diabetes.

The condition of high blood pressure thickens the heart muscles which leads to creation of more force to pump the blood out. The high pressure also injures arteries making them stiffer, which further raises already high blood pressure. Our heart has two functions to perform – one is to squeeze in order to pump blood and the other is to quickly relax to accept blood. The stiffer the heart gets the more time it takes to get relaxed.

The nitrate present in organic beetroot widens the blood vessels to aid flow. Nitrate is found in soil naturally and it is absorbed by roots to help them grow.

ABOUT NITRIC OXIDE

Symptoms of a stiff heart also often include having depleted nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a chemical that causes your blood vessels to relax. The relaxation of vessels improves blood flow to the organs, muscles and heart. Absence of this chemical can cause stiffness of the heart. Nitric Oxide present in organic beetroot also improves blood flow to muscles, organs and the heart. It lowers blood pressure and boosts oxygen delivered to the body.

WHAT ARE THE OTHER VEGETABLES RICH IN NITRATE OXIDE?

Some other vegetables that are rich in providing nitrate oxide are Organic Cabbage, Organic celery, Organic Dill leaves, Organic Lettuce and Organic spinach.

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