High blood pressure: The purple juice 'significantly' lowering hypertension in two hours

What’s more, they found an association between daily dose of inorganic nitrate and changes in systolic blood pressure.

“Inorganic nitrate and beetroot juice supplementation was associated with a significant reduction in systolic BP,” the researchers concluded.

They added: “These findings need to be tested in long-term trials and in individuals at greater cardiovascular risk.”

Systolic and diastolic – what these numbers mean

Blood pressure is recorded with two numbers. The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.


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