High blood pressure is an ailment where in the body supplies blood to your arteries and veins at a speed higher than normal. Apart from medicines there are natural remedies available that can control the high blood pressure and in some cases even cure the same.
The best remedy to do this is by consuming beetroot. Beetroot have nitrates which are very handy in fighting hypertension. People diagnosed with high blood pressure should aim to have at least one beetroot a day in any form. It can be boiled and eaten, or sliced to make a salad or even juiced.
It is an excellent counterfoil and is also not very expensive to procure a beetroot. Immediately after digestion the nitrates in beetroot get converted into nitric oxide and this can lower your blood pressure in a few hours. It also improves the ability of the blood vessels to expand and contract by about 20%.
When you consume beetroots, the nitrates are absorbed into your blood and secreted into your saliva. The bacteria on the back of your tongue then metabolize the nitrates and create nitric oxide.
If you can, then eating raw beetroots are considered best option as the beetroots are rich in nitrates in their original form and can do wonders to your high blood pressure.
Beetroots are neither expensive nor are they difficult to source. In fact if you have adequate space, you may even cultivate beetroots in your kitchen garden or terrace garden. For best results, it is recommended that beetroots be eaten daily either as salad during lunch or can be taken in a juice form in the mornings.