Today we will talk about increasing your blood flow by adding beets to your diet. Beets are full of natural dietary chemicals called nitrates. Once processed by the body, Nitrates turn into Nitric Oxide, which greatly benefits your blood circulation.
Nitric Oxide is a gas that is already naturally produced by the body, but as we age, our bodies lose the ability to create a sufficient amount of Nitric Oxide, leading to high blood pressure and poor circulation, which eventually could lead to heart attack.
Nitric Oxide travels through the artery walls and relaxes the muscle cells surrounding the arteries. As the blood vessels expand and relax, blood pressure goes down, allowing more blood to circulate throughout your circulatory system. This is essential as nutrients need to be delivered.
Adding beets to your diet can boost nitrate intake, which will help improve blood pressure and circulation through better Nitric Oxide production.