Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How Beet Juice Prevents Dementia

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Drinking beet juice can enhance blood blow to the brain in aging adults according to researchers doing a new study..This has been demonstated for the first time and could hold increased potential for fighting the progression of dementia.

"There have been several very high-profile studies showing that drinking beet juice can lower blood pressure, but we wanted to show that drinking beet juice also increases perfusion, or blood flow, to the brain," said Daniel Kim-Shapiro. "There are areas in the brain that become poorly perfused as you age, and that's believed to be associated with dementia and poor cognition."

The concentrations of nitrates found in beets is high.,High nitates are in celery, cabbage and other leafy green vegetables like some lettuce and spinach. When you eat high-nitrate foods, good bacteria in your mouth turn nitrate into nitrite. Researchers have discovered that nitrites can assist in opening up the blood vessels in your body. This increases ....Read all of How Beet Juice Prevents Dementia

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