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Meet the newest superfood: It looks like your heart and protects against heart attacks!

by , 17 April 2013

Have you ever noticed that the beetroot looks a bit like the human heart? It's similar in size and colour. Now, research has found that the beetroot is actually your heart's best superfood to lower blood pressure! Here's why you need to eat more beetroot…

 
Want proof that beetroot’s the next great superfood?
 
Here it is: Beetroot’s rich in potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid, says LoveBeetroot.co.uk.
 
Beetroot: The newest superfood
 
They also contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre. 
 
This makes the humble beetroot a great superfood that keeps the whole body healthy.
 
For example, drinking beetroot juice is a great way to soothe dry, itchy skin, says FSP Health.
 
It’s also a great way to boost stamina and make muscles work harder if you’re on a fitness kick.
 
But there’s a more compelling reason to drink a glass of beetroot juice each day.
 
Beetroots lower your blood pressure, which lowers your risk of heart attacks!
 
Because, the findings of a small new study show that people who drink just 250 mL of nitrate-rich beetroot juice a day experienced blood pressure reductions of around 10 mm Hg for up to 24 hours after drinking the beetroot juice, says TheNewAge
 
That’s because the high content of nitrates in beetroot produce a gas called nitric oxide in the blood, and this, in turn, widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
 
And by reducing blood pressure, you’ll also have a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes, adds LoveBeetroot.co.uk.
 
Simple as that.
 
You’ll need just a cup of beetroot juice a day to help lower your blood pressure, so get juicing!
 

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