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Vitamin N… FOR HEART, BRAIN, STRENGTH, ENERGY Part 3


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This is part 3/3 from the chapter “vitamin N”  from my new book “Natures Detox.”   The publishers say that it will be Olympics_2012_Women's_75kg_Weightliftingready for the paper copy by Thanksgiving!

NITRATE is converted to nitric oxide and works on the cells of the blood vessels causing them to relax and capillaries to dilate improving blood circulation significantly (24% from baseline) to all body parts.  (2)  The nitric oxide also acts as a natural blood thinner as it reduces platelet aggregation making the blood more slippery and lowering the risk of clots that cause heart attack and stroke.  (3)   Heart failure patients who drank only 5 ounces of beet juice daily increased their nitric oxide amounts by 15% and in turn increased their skeletal muscle strength by 13%.  (4)  With this extra energy they were better able to care for themselves and had the stamina to walk distances they couldn’t before.   These same results are replicated impressively for those physically training with resistance exercises and athletic training.

The most studied use of dietary nitrates has been in the form of vegetable juices for hypertension.  Vegetable juices and vegetable diets are regularly used for lowering blood pressure because they are low in sodium and high in potassium, magnesium, and calcium; all natural blood pressure lowering minerals.  Studies prove that the nitrate found in 8 ounces of veggie juice (especially beet juice) reduces blood pressure an average of 8 points systolic and 4 points diastolic- which is comparable to the reduction of a single blood pressure medicine.  (5)

Although these results are typical, they cannot expect to be permanent for one time or short term users.  In order to see these results one must continue to ingest vegetable nitrates regularly.   If one discontinues the intake of vegetable nitrates all the benefit will be lost in about two weeks.  It is also important on how you prepare the nitrates.  Although they are not harmed by heat they will be leached out in boiling water.  Therefore in order to maintain the nitrates in your veggies eat them juiced, raw, baked, or steamed and eat them daily.

Here is a list of nitrate content in vegetables: highest to medium content

Arugula

Beet root (esp juice)

Rhubarb

Lettuce  (all)

Spring greens

Beet greens

Spinach

Celery

Cress

Swiss chard

Chervil

Parsley

Bok choy

Napa cabbage

Savoy cabbage

Leeks

Endive

Kohlrabi

Cabbage

Dill

Turnips

 

1) J Alzheimers Dis. 2009;17(3):519-29. PMID: 19363256

2) Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Jan;103(1):25-38  PMID: 26607938

3)  Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Dec;65:1521-32  PMID:  23806384

4) Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep;8(5):914-20. PMID: 26179185

5)  Hypertension. 2015 Feb;65(2):320-7.  PMID:  2542197

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