High blood pressure poses a serious threat to human health. Also called the "silent killer," the disease can lead to dangerous conditions, including heart attack.
The key to combating hypertension and preventing its associated risks is to relax the blood vessels. Although the pharmaceutical market offers a large number of drugs today, the main focus of doctors is on the diet.
It has been proven that certain foods, including beetroot juice, have regenerative properties. Its beneficial effect is due to the content of useful nitrates.
Nitrates are compounds in beet juice that are converted to nitric oxide in the blood, helping to dilate and relax blood vessels. The researchers found that both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased in people who drank 250 ml of beet juice daily.
"Most studies show that high systolic blood pressure is the most serious risk for stroke and heart disease," reports Harvard Health. “This is especially true for people aged 50 and over, so doctors tend to monitor this indicator more closely,” added the experts.
Among other common ways to reduce blood pressure, doctors highlight the reduction of salt and unhealthy fats. However, they recommend increasing the amount of fiber in the diet and fish.
Previously, experts have named three signs of high blood pressure. In particular, according to the Winchester Hospital, due to circulatory disorders, the face, legs or arms become numb.