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Beetroot Juice lowers blood pressure

Drinking 250ml (8oz) cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range, the journal Hypertension reports and bbc news reports.

Nitrate based Blood pressure drugs used for angina patients help widen blood vessels and aid in blood flow. Though the high amounts of nitrates found in beetroot could be a more beneficial and cheaper option than drug based therapy.

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