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Study: Beet juice good for blood pressure

February 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study suggests that beet juice may be good for blood pressure.British researchers found that healthy people's blood pressure dropped within an hour of drinking the juice. Three-to-four hours after drinking the juice, the reduction was even more pronounced.

Nitrate, which is also found in green, leafy vegetables, appears to be the key ingredient that helps lower blood pressure.

The study appears in the online journal Hypertension.


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