Blood Pressure

Beetroot Lowers Blood Pressure from Beneficial Nitrates

2010-06-29 07:25

Researchers now know why beetroot juice lowers blood pressure - it's from beneficial nitrates that relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. In a study, scientists from Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute found that nitrate in beetroot have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system that could provide a natural treatment for high blood pressure.