1. Healthy Blood Pressure Levels
High blood pressure is a leading indicator for potentially fatal events like heart attack or stroke. And the even scarier news is that high blood pressure tends to be asymptomatic until something bad happens. That’s why foods that can lower your blood pressure are important to eat every day. Beets have been shown to lower blood pressure by 4-10 mmHg over a few hours after consumption.
The effect has been attributed to the high levels of dietary nitrate in beetroot. During digestion, the dietary nitrate is converted to nitric oxide, which dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow. The effect is only temporary, lasting for about six hours after consumption, providing another strong rationale for eating beets every day.