Here's a potential new use for beetroot juice
Beetroot juice may provide benefits for heart disease patients by reducing overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
This is the main finding from a small study that suggests it’s the dietary nitrate in beetroot juice that does the trick.
The authors say beetroot juice could potentially be a targeted treatment option.
For their study, they recruited 20 young adults who blindly received either a nitrate supplement or a placebo on two separate visits.
On both occasions, the research team recorded the blood pressure, heart rate and muscle