Dr Michael Mosley shares root vegetable can lower high blood pressure – ‘quite meaningful’

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To avoid any further complications triggered by the culprit, you need to get your levels under control.

Mr Jones shared how exactly beets can facilitate this drop. He said: “What basically happens is that when we ingest nitrate in our diet, it gets converted first of all into nitrite by the metabolism of bacteria that reside in our mouths.

“That can be converted into nitric oxide which is a vasodilator so it causes our blood vessels to widen.

“Therefore, it allows more blood flow and more oxygen to flow to our tissues.” 


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