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Dec. 14, 2012 -- Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact on lowering blood pressure, according to a new study. Drinking beet juice can lower your blood pressure levels significantly within 24 hours. A recent study sponsored by the American Heart Association showed that foods high in nitrites/nitrates, especially beets, measurably reduced blood pressure in the short and long-term. ALSO: Beet Juice May Work for Well-Trained Athletes After All Race results aside, we know that beets are good for us. ‘This doesn’t mean the medicines aren’t working, but each type of blood pressure medication can only reduce systolic pressure by a maximum of eight points,’ says Professor Padmanabhan. Hord says previous studies have found more impressive reductions in blood pressure of up to 10 points when researchers measured blood pressure within three hours of drinking beet juice. In a lengthy biological process, nitrates from dietary sources like beets and leafy green vegetables are converted to nitric oxide within the body. In a study at Queen Mary University of London, beetroot juice was shown to lower systolic blood pressure by eight points and diastolic by four points in four weeks, There’s a lot more evidence for beetroot lowering blood pressure, says Professor Padmanabhan. These include women on hormone replacement therapy or the Pill, migraine sufferers and those with a family history of high blood pressure or stroke. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/beet-juice-recipe However, you shouldn’t stop taking your medication — ask your GP for advice when you get back. Dec. 14, 2012 -- Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact on lowering blood pressure, according to a new study. Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, RD, associate professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University. Biologist Professor John Kauwe, who conducted the trial at the Brigham Young University in the U.S., says it might be because most people with a genetic susceptibility to high blood pressure are taking blood pressure medication. The study shows that within hours of drinking it, beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by an average of 4-5 points among a small group of healthy men. All rights reserved. Eat fruits & vegetables, and drink beet juice. However, if you combine regular intake of beet juice with other medication that lowers blood pressure, including drugs like viagra, it may cause your blood pressure to dip unsafely. Could Your Blood Pressure Medication Trigger a Gout Attack. ‘A number of trials showed that a diet high in sugar significantly raised blood pressure in just a few weeks — by about twice what you might see from a high salt intake,’ says Dr James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist who analysed the sugar/salt connection at St Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Missouri. Beetroot is easily juiced, and you can get enough to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in one daily 250ml glass. Actress with severe psoriasis posts powerful make-up free... Now experts say low fat diets are BAD for us: Obesity... Would YOU try 'carb cycling'? Having high blood pressure … Most of the time in Britain the seasonal variation won’t make much difference, but when people on blood pressure drugs go somewhere very hot, some can find their blood pressure falls too low and they start to feel dizzy. How does the Oxford vaccine work? 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