Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beet High Blood Pressure Fast!

A cup of beetroot juice helped people lower their high
blood pressure by 11 points within 6 hours, found a new
study. The reason it works so fast: Beets contain dietary
nitrate, which your body converts to a gas that expands
blood vessels and aids blood flow. This simple smoothie
from Dana White, RD, contains a heart-healthy trifecta
of nitrate, magnesium, and potassium.
Pineapple-Beet Blast
1/2 cup sliced cooked beets
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup celery leaves
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
Divide between 2 chilled glasses. Makes 3 cups, serves 2.
-Prevention Magazine, August 2013