If we told you that one small vegetable could prevent over a million deaths a year in the US alone, you’d likely think we were off our rockers.
The truth is, though, that this little red root has the power to drop blood pressure by almost 10 points (systolic) within the first 15 minutes of drinking its fresh juice.
Study after study have extolled its virtues, and a new one out of Melbourne, Australia, have once again proven its effectiveness.
Scientists at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne have proven once again that beet juice is one powerful weapon in the war on high blood pressure.
[adrotate group=”5″]They looked at men and women who either added 12 ounces of beet juice (mixed with 4 ounces of apple juice) or drank a placebo. They found what dozens of other researchers have already shown…that the beet juice group had significantly lower blood pressure after the 3-week study.
Beet juice is packed with antioxidants- more so than many other fruits, vegetables, or roots. However, it can be really strong when taken alone and is almost always mixed with juice from other fruits and vegetables, such as apples, blueberries, and/or carrots.
If you have a juicer, wash these ingredients and run them through it in the morning, twice a week:
– 1 large, red apple (any variety, but Red Delicious is great),
– 4 stalks of celery
– ½ fresh beet, peeled
– 3 medium carrots
– 1 cup fresh spinach
The carrots and apple help to temper the sting of the beet juice without adding too many calories.
The celery and spinach help to temper the color…beet and carrot juice both stain and can deposit pigment in the skin. Too much carrot juice will turn your palms orange and too much beet juice will flush your cheeks.
When taken in moderation with other healthy vegetables that also provide some bulk, you are practically insulating your body from most every disease by drinking beet juice.
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