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August 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 6)

Beetroot juice good for your blood pressure, even if you’ve suffered heart failure
About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard

Beetroot juice good for your blood pressure, even if you’ve suffered heart failure image

A glass of beetroot juice every day improves your blood pressure—even if you’re elderly and you’ve already suffered heart failure. The juice, rich in inorganic nitrates, also improves your endurance for aerobic exercise.

Drinking around 2.4 ounces of juice—which contains 6 millimoles of inorganic nitrate—every day improved aerobic endurance by 24 per cent after just one week, and reduced systolic blood pressure by 5 to 10 mmHg.

The juice was given to 19 elderly people with heart failure whose shortness of breath and fatigue made any exercise or exertion difficult. They were given a placebo, or ‘dummy’ drink or one glass of the juice, before the entire group was given the juice, which they drank every day for a week.

There were no adverse reactions or side effects from drinking the juice, said researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre.


References

(Source: JACC: Heart Failure, 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.chf.2015.12.013)

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