9 Cardiovascular Health Benefits of Beetroot

Red and golden beets have been prized foods in many different cultures. They can be eaten raw or cooked and even juiced. In fact, there is a ton of scientific literature about the benefits of beets. Just about all of my patients follow my recommendations to take my Heart Beet powder. 

Read on to see all the benefits of the delicious root vegetable beta vulgaris (aka BEETS) 

Buy our Heart Beet here. 1 tsp daily is what the doctor orders for the following:

  1. Reduces blood pressure. Because beets contain nitrates that are natural vasodilators. The nitrates are converted by oral bacteria and then stomach acid into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide opens up blood vessels in the same way nitroglycerin tablets do, only naturally. (1)
  2. Improves endothelial function. This leads to healthier blood vessels. Endothelial cells line the inside of blood vessels. For several reasons, beets improved endothelial function and health. (2)
  3. Improves athletic performance by boosting your stamina and improving muscle recovery. Enhance blood flow to muscle and aid in removal of lactic acid waste. (3)
  4. Improves blood sugar controlBetter blood sugar control means lower risk of cardiovascular disease. (4)
  5. Improves peripheral artery circulation(5)
  6. Tremendous antioxidant that fights free radical damage in the body by increasing antioxidant enzymes. (6)
  7. Inhibits platelet function therefore is a natural blood thinner. (7)
  8. Reduces homocysteineas beetroots are high in betaine (trimethyl-glycine), converting homocysteine to methionine. High homocysteine is a risk factor for just about health condition. This is good. (8)
  9. Reduced lipid peroxides (rodent study) (9)

Bonus benefits of beetroot

  • Better brain function – source
  • Better liver function – source
  • Better kidney function – source
  • Anti-cancer – source

1)  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23596162

2) Atherosclerosis. 2013 Nov;231(1):78-83.

3) Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jan;46(1):143-50.

4) Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Jul; 60:89-97

5) J Appl Physiol  2011 Jun;110(6):1582-91

6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425174/

7) Hypertension. 2008;51(3):784–790.

8) My clinical experience. No data found.

9) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31583751



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