A study shows that 8 oz. of beetroot juice can help you lower high blood pressure in 6 hours. And the reason behind this is, beet contains dietary nitrates that when enters in the body, converts into gas, which expand blood vessels and that’s how the blood circulation in the body increases resulting lower blood pressure.
There is a simple smoothie recipe using pineapple, almonds, orange juice, and cooked beets you can easily find in supermarkets and you can also boil them in water. Have a look at the recipe and ingredients:
- Cooked Beets: ½ cup (cut in slices)
- Pineapple chunks: 1 ½ cup (frozen)
- Celery: ¼ cup
- Almond milk with vanilla flavour: 1 cup
- Orange juice: ½ cup (fresh and chilled)
Blend all these ingredients together until you get a smoothly blended mixture. If you like little runny smoothies then you can add a little of water. These ingredients make 2 glasses of the drink; use one in the morning and one in night. And reduce the intake after you get your blood pressure to normal. The smoothie contains 156 of calories in one glass serving.