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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Amazing Beetroot Smoothie To Lower High Blood Pressure

Amazing Beetroot Smoothie To Lower High Blood Pressure

Can children get high blood pressure?

The answer is YES, although high blood pressure is less common in children. Regular blood pressure checkups should begin during childhood and continue throughout adulthood.

Nutritional Facts

Beetroots are a great source of many essential nutrients that is vitamins and minerals.
  • Folate (B9): One of the B-vitamins, important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It is particularly important for pregnant women.
  • Manganese: An essential trace element, found in high amounts in whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
  • Potassium: A diet high in potassium can lead to reduced blood pressure levels, and have positive effects on cardiovascular health.
  • Iron: An essential mineral, which has many important functions in the body. It is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant that is important for immune function and skin health.

Beetroot Effects On HBP

Beetroots can lower blood pressure, which may lead to reduced risk of heart disease and several other diseases. Studies have shown that Beetroots, or beet-root juice, can reduce blood pressure by up to 3-10 mm/Hg over a period of a few hours!
The reason it works so fast: Beets contain dietary nitrate, which your body converts into a gas (nitric oxide) that expands blood vessels and aids blood flow. Also, dietary nitrates have been shown to reduce oxygen use during physical exercise by affecting the efficiency of mitochondria, the cell organs responsible for producing energy.

Nutritious And Quick Beetroot Smoothie Recipe

Having this in mind, we offer you a simple smoothie from the nutritionist Dana White, RD, which contains a heart-healthy trifecta of nitrate, magnesium and potassium.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients Needed

  • 1½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup sliced cooked beets
  • ¼ cup celery leaves
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice


Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Divide between 2 chilled glasses (or 3 cups).

Nutrition (per serving)

153 Cal, 2 g pro, 35 g carb, 3 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 110 mg sodium

Adverse Effects

Beetroots is usually well tolerated, except for individuals who are prone to kidney stones. Consumption of Beetroot (or beet-root juice) may cause urine to become pink/red, which is harmless but often confused with blood in urine.

Source: CureJoy

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