More high blood pressure patients are using natural remedies to control high blood pressure. This behavior is not surprising.
One natural way of controlling high blood pressure is by consuming beet.
How Beet helps in controlling high blood pressure
A study published in a medical journal last year reported that high blood pressure patients can reduce their blood pressure by 10% by consuming 2 cups of beet juice every day.
Amrita Ahluwalia, who was the leading author of the study, advocates that beetroot juice and other nitrate-rich vegetables help immensely in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
Benefits of beet are aplenty. Some of the more pronounced ones are:
- Beets reduce total cholesterol levels – Regular consumption of beet juice can help reduce your total cholesterol by 30%, and triglycerides by 40%.
- Beets increase good cholesterol levels – Beets also increase the good cholesterol or HDL levels.
In addition to the above, beets also reduce the risk of blood clots, dissolve inorganic calcium deposits that clog arteries, and improve digestion.
So invest some money on a good juicer and take your first step toward a healthy heart.
Precautions while consuming beet
Do not- and we repeat- do not mix beet juice with broccoli or other vegetables that have high calcium content. Beet is rich in oxalic acid, and oxalic acid and calcium can cause digestive problems if taken together.
Also, as beet is rich in oxalic acid, high blood pressure patients who have kidney stones, osteoporosis, and gout should avoid consuming it.
Other natural remedies
Besides consuming beet, exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet to manage your blood pressure. When picking an exercise regime, remember that what counts is the duration of exercise and its regularity.
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