So, I know you hear reports everyday about this study or that study saying that this thing or that thing is good for you. I usually don’t pay much attention because often its some nonsense like beer has anti-viral properties, but you would have to drink 30 beers a day to see any benefit. Totally useless for regular folks, this is only meaningful if you are a manufacturer of multi-vitamins and are working on a beer pill to take with your fish oil everyday.
But this morning I read an article about beets and blood pressure that caught my eye. A promising small study in which a few people with high blood pressure (but who were not taking medication) were given a cup of beet juice a day had a significant drop in blood pressure ( check out the article here => http://huff.to/1192FHY ) . It takes about 2 beets to get one 8 ounce cup of beet juice.
This hits close to home because as many as 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure including members of my family. I was inspired to make a beet recipe for good health…plus beets are yummy. I’ll post the beet recipe as soon as I’m done.