|8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure|
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Leafy greens and root vegetables are not only packed with essential vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and other important micronutrients, they are also excellent sources of dietary nitrates.
According to some studies, dietary nitrates have been demonstrated to have a range of beneficial vascular effects. (Vascular Effects of Dietary Nitrate (As Found in Leafy Green Vegetables and Beetroot) Via the Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide Pathway).
This infographic entitled "8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure' illustrates eight nitrate-rich vegetables that are thought to be heart-healthy picks:
According to nutritionists and other health experts, it is best that these veggies be locally and organically grown and eaten raw or minimally processed.
Infographic source and more information: Everyday Health - Eat These Veggies to Lower Blood Pressure
Further Reading and Related:
Guide to Greens
The Benefits of Going Green
Leafy Vegetables and Nitrates