This is where this bloody-colored veggie ~ BEETS ~ gets in the picture.
As 'red' as it sounds, and despite their taste (ouch!!), there are too many positive claims on the goodness of this vegetable for your cardiovascular system, so it is almost impossible to pass it on and forget it as part of our wellness cabinet.
Did you know that beets could make you:
1. more energetic?
2. lower your blood pressure?
3. increase your blood flow to muscles while exercising?
4. decrease stiffening of your arteries at rest?
5. Potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects due to their betalain pigment content?
In addition to the betalain pigments, they contain high doses of NITRATES (one of their secrets), which when converted to Nitrous Oxide (NO) in your body, will achieve vasorelaxation (see Image 1) and other benefits (Image 2)!
There is a lot of science going on when it comes to beets and cardiovascular disease.
From blood pressure, to aneurysms and atherosclerosis , beets could have an amazing beneficial impact on your heart health, and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Because we are what we eat, and our best medicine is food, give BEETS a try. Add them to your daily regime. /Smoothie-them' in, eat them in your salad, and if not ... get a super beet powder concentrate out there and let your heart "beet" as strong and healthy as it can.
To beet or Not To Beet- Researchers test theories of beet juice benefits
Nitric Oxide and Arterial disease - Journal of Vascular Surgery -July 2004
The Potential Benefits of Red Beetroot Supplementation in Health and Disease- 2015-Nutrients Journal
To Your Heart Health!
Innova Medical Care