What’s this about beetroot juice?
Beetroot juice may provide benefits for heart disease patients by reducing overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease.
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 people with cardiovascular disease.
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