Drop Blood Pressure in 3 Hours with 250 ML of This All-Natural Juice
Could This Be A Miracle Food?
new research shows that the most commonly used drugs for lowering blood
pressure actually raise it. That’s right: the drugs that most
hypertension patients count on are actually putting them in harm’s way.
And in an ironic twist of fate, another brand new study confirms that
one simple, natural remedy can drastically lower your blood pressure in
just three hours.
Best Meds Elevate Blood Pressure
shows that the most commonly prescribed drugs for hypertension are
making the problem worse. The study – published recently in the
American Journal of Hypertension – followed the progress of 945
patients over 17 years.
The patients were given one of two anti-hypertensive drugs. One was a
calcium channel blocker that lowers blood volume. The other was a beta
blocker, or ACE inhibitor. These are often called “R” drugs, which lower
levels of renin. Renin is an enzyme secreted by the kidneys and plays a
key role in maintaining blood pressure.
The study showed that the drugs spiked blood pressure. The highest
spikes were found in patients with low renin levels who were taking the R
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of
Yeshiva University say doctors are too quick to use a
one-drug-treats-all option. They suggest that they need to be careful
when choosing treatments for their patients.
“Every clinician knows that there’s a variation in response to
anti-hypertensive treatment,” says study author Michael Alderman , MD.
Dr. Alderman is the former president of the American Society of
Hypertension. “Some patients will have an elevation in blood pressure.”
Until now, this has been blamed on patients not taking their drugs. Other times doctors put it down to random events.
this data shows that it’s not a random event,” he says. “It’s due to a
mismatch between the patients’ renin status and the drug.”
Root Remedy Offers Hope
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in three Americans
over the age of 20 have hypertension. And over 40 million people wind up
in hospital each year with it.
According to the American Heart Association, it increases the risk for:
· Heart attack
· Kidney failure
· Peripheral artery disease
And while doctors are prescribing drugs that make the problem worse, one simple root can make it better.
brand new UK study – published in the American Heart Association
journal Hypertension – says beetroot juice significantly lowers high
The study was conducted by the famous Queen Mary’s William Harvey
Research Institute and headed up by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia. It’s the
same institute that discovered that aspirin prevents heart attacks and
strokes Researchers gave beetroot juice to healthy volunteers. They
compared their blood pressure responses and the biochemical changes in
And what they found was very good news indeed for people with
hypertension. Not only does beetroot juice lower blood pressure… it does
Professor Ahluwalia found
that patients lowered their blood pressure within three hours of
drinking their daily dose! And the effects last for 24 hours.
And the best thing is that the root works best for those who need it most.
Researchers found that “the higher the blood pressure, the greater the decrease.”
good news for a lot of people. Just like the US , one in three adults
in the UK suffer from hypertension. And the Blood Pressure Association
says over 30 percent of sufferers don’t even know they have it. That’s
too bad: it results in over 350 “preventable” strokes or heart attacks
Researchers also tested a second group of patients with daily nitrate
tablets. They too were able to lower their blood pressure. It’s possible
that the high nitrate content in beetroot is one of the reasons why
it’s so effective in lowering blood pressure. And why the research group
believe it’s about to become the “next super food.”
“Beeting” Out the Competition
is rich in antioxidants. It contains iron, boron, and folic acid. It
also contains betanene, which is why it has such a violent color.
Betanene is a super antioxidant: it’s more potent than polyphenols.
Polyphenols are believed to be reason that diets rich in leafy
vegetables lower blood pressure.
Research member Professor Ben Benjamin says that beetroot absorbs
and stores super high levels of nitrate. These are found in soil and our
bodies use them in its battle against blood pressure.
is present in saliva, bacteria on the tongue converts it into nitrite,”
he says. “When the nitrite is swallowed, it’s converted into nitric
And that is a chemical produced by our blood vessels to help them relax and lower blood pressure.
“Increasing the levels of nitrate with beetroot juice increases this effect,” he says.
The study also found beetroot juice works like aspirin. It prevents blood clots and protects the lining of blood vessels.
True Stories of Success
“Currently, treatment for high blood pressure
involves a cocktail of aspirin, statins, beta blockers, and angiotensin
converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors,” says Professor Benjamin. “People
don’t like taking all the tablets. They don’t feel well and the treatment is lifelong.”
But he says beetroot is a healthy and safe alternative to all that.
And people are already putting it to the test.
Sixty-year-old David Kelsall, from Stoke-on-Trent , England , was amazed by the results.
discovered my blood pressure was high when my doctor was testing for
something else,” he says. “It was not life-threatening but I was anxious
to do something about it.”
He was considering drugs when he read the reports about beetroot juice.
drank three bottles of it a week,” he says. “Less than four weeks
[later], my blood pressure had already leveled out. Now, a few months
later, it is under control and normal. I am still drinking the juice,
and I’m going to continue doing so. It may not help everyone, but it’s
Getting Beetroot into Your Diet
has a medium glycemic index score of 64… but this doesn’t need to be a
problem. That’s because you only need to have a very small amount of
beetroot juice to lower your blood pressure.
“We found that only a small amount of juice is needed – just 250ml – to have this effect,” says Professor Ahluwalia.
Dr. Al Sears says beetroot is better at beating blood pressure problems than any drug. Here is one simple recipe that he suggests for getting it into your diet.
To make this recipe simply take:
· two raw organic carrots;
· three organic celery sticks;
· one-half of an organic cucumber; and
· one organic beetroot (also known simply as a beet).
Chop each of the vegetables up.
Drop ‘em in your juicer.
Blend and drink. It’s as simple as that!
To your best health,
NHD “Health Watch”