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Beet Juice Is Shown To Lower Blood Pressure

This vegetable is showing up more often in the research as of late. It’s not even one of the “in” veggies or fruits or “the latest thing” either. But the fact is that red beets – whether made into juice, used in fresh salads or added to cooked dishes – pack a lot of power into such a small size.

4576333533_f5329acaf0_oThe most recent study written up in the American Heart Association web site, is showing that drinking beet juice can reduce blood pressure. The scientists tell us it has this effect by way of the nitrate it contains. Nitrates, converted into nitrites in the body, have the ability to improve blood flow by opening the arterial walls and making it easier for the Heart to do it’s job. The results also tell us that the effect from the beet juice lasts well past the hours when you drink it. Their tests revealed continued lowering of BP into the next day as well.

Study participants with high blood pressure drank 8 ounces of beet juice daily. The results showed a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. The researchers said, “Our hope is that increasing one’s intake of vegetables with a high dietary nitrate content, such as green leafy vegetables or beetroot, might be a lifestyle approach that one could easily employ to improve cardiovascular health,” said Amrita Ahluwalia, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a professor of vascular pharmacology at The Barts and The London Medical School in London.

Our own experience has shown that when making beet juice fresh, it’s good practice to start slowly with the size of beet used in the recipe. Perhaps a 1/4 of a beet at first, then work your way up to a whole beet as you become accustomed to their cleaning power. To receive the benefits of beet nitrates, evidence has shown we need less beets or beet juice if they are fresh because cooking of beets lowers the nitrate level.

Jay has been an advocate for making beet juice for decades. In past blog posts we have written about the power of beets. Jay has also made juice combo videos for us that use beets, he calls one of his recipes The Liver Mover. You can watch the video below.

 

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Eight The Liver Mover

This is Day Eight of 12 consecutive posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. Also included is nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.  Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Eight –  Liver Mover

Over 40 years ago Jay Kordich created one of his signature drink combinations simply using beets and apples. He calls it The Liver Mover. In the video below Jay makes this drink and talks about the importance of making sure your liver is performing at top efficiency. He says “Your liver is one of your key organs and it’s imperative it’s functioning properly for optimum health.”

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults.

Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation to benefit intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance. In a recent study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Jay’s Liver Mover is easy to make using his PowerGrind Pro juicer and provides measurable benefits. It’s tasty too! The recipe is 1/2 beet and one or two apples.

Now here’s Jay:

The Superfood Power of Beet Juice

Fifty years ago when Jay was studying about juices and their healing powers, one of the juicing masters of that time, Dr. Norman Walker had a great influence on Jay’s understanding of fruits, vegetables and their role on various parts of the body.

One of the vegetables Dr. Walker believed to be powerful was red beets. His studies provided evidence that beets were great for cleansing and rejuvenating the liver. To this day, Jay frequently uses beets in many of his juice combinations.

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults. Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation for intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance.

In this study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Beets are very easy to add to your own favorite juicing recipes. A great juice combo from Jay and Dr. Walker is The Liver Mover.  1/4 to 1/2 a beet and 2 apples.

Here is Jay using his PowerGrind Pro juicer to make The Liver Mover

Beets for Liver and Brain Too!

One of the key drink combinations from Jay uses beets and apples which he calls The Liver Mover. In the video below Jay makes this drink and talks about the importance of making sure your liver is performing at top efficiency.

New research now indicates beets can improve brain function as well, especially in older adults. Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation benefits to intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance. In a recent study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Jay’s Liver Mover is easy to make using his PowerGrind Pro juicer and provides measurable benefits. It’s tasty too! The recipe is 1/2 beet and one or two apples.

Now here’s Jay: