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You Can "Beet" Blood Pressure Issues

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly “1 of 3 U.S. adults (75 million people) have high blood pressure” and “only half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.”

Health consequences of hypertension can include, but are not limited to:

  • Coronary artery disease, such as heart attack

  • Stroke

  • Retinopathy (eye damage)

  • Nephropathy (kidney damage)

  • Heart failure

  • Dementia

Beets contain high levels of nitrates. The digestive system ultimately converts these nitrates into nitric oxide, a molecule that acts on blood vessels. Nitric oxide relaxes and dilates blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, and reducing strain on the heart.

Freckle's Juice Drink of the Month is the Beet and Teach. Stop by and try it today!

...but wait, there's more!

  1. Beets aid in the purification of the liver and kidney.

  2. Beets may have an anti-diabetic effect.

  3. Beets aid in digestion and prevent constipation.

  4. Beets are high in vitamins and minerals.

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