Beet This – Blood Pressure Lowered By Beetroot

Beet This – Blood Pressure Lowered By Beetroot

High levels of nitrate in beetroot have been shown to lower blood pressure in subjects with established hypertension (high blood pressure). Nitrate oxide is used by the endothelium lining the blood vessel walls to relax the smooth muscle of the circulatory system causing vasodilation and increased blood flow. An anti-Hypertensive Strategy A recent study published in Hypertension by Dr Amrita Ahluwalia (Barts and…

Cherries Help Decrease Gout Attacks

Eating 10-12 cherries a day can keep gout attacks at bay. According to research last year, participants reported a reduction of 35% in their attacks and when taken with the gout reducing drug allopurinol an overall reduction of 75% was reported. Gout is a painful condition causing inflammation from a build up of uric acid crystals around joints in the body. Often experienced in the big toe it can affect 1 in…