Here is a NEW twist on your green smoothies.....adding red beets to the mix. Beet juice has shown great promise in lowering blood pressure. Here is information as to why this happens:
The effective dose seems to be 500ml or approximately one pint of red beet juice a day can play a significant role in lowering blood pressure. British researchers at Barts and the London School of Medicine found that the beet juice contains nitrate which is responsible for lowering BP. It seems the bacteria in your saliva convert the nitrate into NITRITE which either circulates in the body or is converted to Nitric Acid in the stomach.
They also found out that nitrate is found in green leafy vegetables. Prior evidence was linked to the anti-oxidants in green leafy vegetables that made them so healthy. Now they are realizing it may be the NITRATE.
Are you a scientist? Neither am I and I haven't been in a lab since my high school chemistry class. I am not going to let that stop me from taking advantage of the good stuff that God put into vegetables.
I will start adding beets to my VitaMix smoothies. Beets by themselves might be a little strong for drinking, so by adding in the celery, the spinach, 1/2 cucumber, a nice crisp apple, banana, orange, etc. you can end up with a great tasting smoothie and keep your blood pressure in check at the same time.
Anytime I can replace a prescription drug with a natural cure, I will take the natural route. IF you have very high blood pressure and are on one or more prescription drugs to help with that, let your doctor know that you are starting a red beet, celery, apple, cucumber, baby spinach, orange, banana, cucumber (etc.) green smoothie regimen and would like to try and wean yourself off the drugs.
BUY yourself a wrist blood pressure monitor and take it often to monitor the results.
Bible (Cambridge Ed.) Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every
herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every
tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall
be for meat.