Menopause: Our heart’s “loved” juice.

Menopause is a very sensitive period of transition, as the decline of estrogen protects the woman heart they increase cardiovascular risk in reproductive age.

Blood vessels lose elasticity and harden, blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) rise. At the same time, the body tries to adapt to its new hormonal conditions and the metabolism slows down, as a result of which the body weight increases and turns mainly into belly fat.

The good news is that Penn State researchers have found a juice that could be our “heart” friend.

according to to learn published in a scientific journal Frontiers in nutritiondrinking beetroot juice daily can improve blood flow, reducing the chance of heart disease in menopause.

Beets and their juice are rich in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. This combination helps to relax and dilate the blood vessels lowering of blood pressure.

Also, due to the antioxidants in beetroot, it plays an important role in protecting the heart and inflammation.

At the same time, their plant fiber helps control blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, and lower and stabilize cholesterol.

Beetroot juice is also rich in vitamins that promote it health your heart

Vitamins… drink in a glass

Beetroot, among other things:

  • Vitamin B6
  • calcium
  • Iron
  • Folic acid
  • Magnesium
  • manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Copper
  • zinc

Most of these vitamins and minerals help support cardiovascular health.

For example, iron is essential for carrying oxygen in red blood cells, and magnesium is a mineral that supports immune, heart, nerve, and muscle health.

Try this beetroot smoothie

You need 120 g for two doses. beet, 100 g. cherries, 1 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 pinch red pepper, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds.

First, clean and boil the beetroot. Cool them well and cut them into pieces.

Then wash the cherry well, remove the pits with a special kitchen tool.

Then put the beets, cherries, chia seeds, vinegar and pepper in a blender and blend until you get a smooth paste.

Finally, put the smoothie in the refrigerator to freeze well and serve.

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