Pamela Allardice finds three things you didn't know
about beetroot, and the problem with pizza.
3 things you didn’t know about beetroot
- It lowers blood pressure. A Circulation study shows drinking beetroot juice decreases systolic blood pressure by up to five points in two hours.
- It reduces inflammation. Both the whole vegetable and its juice are a great source of betaine, a nutrients which is responsible for reducing several inflammatory markers in the body.
- It improves muscle strength. A study in Heart Failure showed that drinking beetroot juice boosted muscle power by up to 13 percent.
This article appeared in the June - July 2016 issue of Nature & Health, Australia's original and best natural health magazine www.natureandhealth.com.au