Beetroot for blood pressure and exercise endurance

fruit-veg-heart-inpage2 A daily glass of beetroot juice reduces your blood pressure, and also improves your exercise endurance, according to recent research published in the Journal of The American College of Cardiology. After one week of drinking just 2 1/2 oz of beetroot juice every day aerobic endurance improved by 24%, and systolic blood pressure reduced by 5 – 10 mmHg. Beetroot juice is available from most supermarkets and health food shops. So if you’re concerned about your blood pressure – or are training for a marathon – you know what to do!

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Claudia Williamson Registered Nutritional Therapist DipION, FdSc, mBANT, mCHNC Tunbridge Wells, Kent