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Daily consumption of Beetroot juice may significantly reduce systolic blood pressure in older, overweight people.

According to a study from Britain’s Newcastle University and University of Hertfordshire, daily supplementation with juice from BEETROOT led to significantly reduced systolic blood pressure; and, interestingly, when supplementation was discontinued, the blood pressure benefits ceased. Beetroot contains naturally high concentrations of nitrate, which trigger a series of chemical reactions in the blood that enhance oxygen in areas of the body lacking supply. The study adds to a growing body of science supporting the potential blood pressure benefits of Beetroot juice, including a study published in Hypertension that found that it may decrease blood pressure by about 10 mmHg. A study from Australia reported that the juice was associated with a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure of 4 to 5 mmHg. But it has been in sports nutrition where there has been the most interest in Beetroot following the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the team began mixing it into their water bottles last year. The majority of the science has been in support of the potential sports nutrition benefits of Beetroot, linked to the rich nitrate concentration in the vegetable. The scientists cautioned, however, the ability to detect an effect of Beetroot juice concentrate supplementation in older, overweight subjects appeared to be influenced by the method that was used to measure BP: Mayo Clinic noted that the benefits were observed only when blood pressure was measure at home, and not when 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABMP) was used. Thus, in older, overweight subjects, Beetroot was associated with significant beneficial effects on daily systolic BP, but not significant when measured by the 24-hour ABPM or resting clinic BP. The scientists noted that the results suggest “continuous inorganic nitrate supplementation may be necessary in order to sustain beneficial cardiovascular effects.”

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Be choosy about

nighttime snacks.

Mindless eating occurs most frequently after dinner, when you finally sit down and relax. Snacking in front of the TV is one of the easiest ways to throw your diet off course. Either close down the kitchen after a certain hour, or allow yourself a low-calorie snack, like one 100-calorie pack of cookies or a piece of fruit or half-cup scoop of low-fat ice cream. Think about an after-dinner stroll; it's a pleasant way to end the day, and it burns calories too! A cup of tea or herbal tea might be soothing and very relaxing after a long day.


Winter colds or spring and autumn allergies (or other allergies) can bring an uncomfortable case of sinusitis. Cropping up behind your cheeks, nose and eyes, sinus infection and inflammation can show up as a green or yellow nasal discharge, postnasal drip, headache or facial tenderness. An infection can last a week, a month or even years, but thankfully, antibiotics aren’t the only solution. Try Bromelain (from pinapple) to reduce nasal mucus that is associated with sinusitis, and relieve the swelling and inflammation caused by hay fever and allergies. The Complete German Commission E Monograph recommends Bromelain for sinus inflammation, and it may even enhance the efficacy of antibiotics.



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