Beetroot in Low BP: If you are troubled by low BP, then consume beetroot in limited quantity, there will be many benefits.
New Delhi: By the way, beetroot has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. But in the last few years it has emerged as a superfood. Loaded with many essential nutrients, it is no secret that it is beneficial for skin, hair and weight. Although it is mainly a winter vegetable. But due to the nutrients present in it, it is consumed in every season.
Talking about the taste, it is sweet and crisp and when served with food, it adds beauty to the plate. But apart from beauty, it has many other benefits, one of which is beneficial in low BP. You can eat it as a salad, drink its juice or make beetroot curry. However, it is worth noting that excessive consumption of beetroot can also be harmful to your health. Several studies around the world suggest that beetroot can have a negative effect on people suffering from low blood pressure.
Is beetroot good or bad for health?
Everyone knows that beetroot is rich in many nutrients including protein, fibre, antioxidants and dietary nitrates but very few people know that dietary nitrates are known to reduce the blood pressure levels in the body. This is the reason why beetroot is considered beneficial for people suffering from high blood pressure. But it can have the opposite effect on people with low blood pressure. According to a research, dietary nitrates help in dilating blood vessels to lower blood pressure. According to experts, a glass of beetroot juice can quickly reduce the BP level. Therefore, if people with low blood pressure already consume it, then they may complain of fatigue, nausea, dizziness.
How much beetroot should be consumed?
It is not that eating beetroot is harmful. If taken in moderation, it can become a part of your healthy diet and provide complete benefits to your body. According to experts, one should not consume more than one cup of beetroot in a day.