Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

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Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

DESCRIPTION: Vegetables such as beets and arugula can improve athletic performance by improving oxygen delivery and utilization, but what about for those who really need it—such as those with emphysema, high blood pressure, and peripheral artery disease?

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

Nitrates are one of the reasons I recommend eating dark green leafy vegetables every day. Beets are another good option (not just drinking the juice—see my last video Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance ).

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

What else can we do for high blood pressure? See:
Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension ( )
Flax Seeds for Hypertension ( )
How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet ( )
How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet ( )
High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice ( )

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

Why is blood flow to the brain so important? I go into depth on the potential consequences in Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis of the Brain ( ).

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

More on diet and pelvic blood flow in men here:
Atkins Diet: Trouble Keeping It Up ( )
Watermelon as Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction ( )
Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death ( )
Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction ( )
BPA Plastic and Male Sexual Dysfunction ( )

Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

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DESCRIPTION: Vegetables such as beets and arugula can improve athletic performance by improving oxygen delivery and utilization, but what about for those who really need it—such as those with emphysema, high blood pressure, and peripheral artery disease?

Nitrates are one of the reasons I recommend eating dark green leafy vegetables every day. Beets are another good option (not just drinking the juice—see my last video Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance http://nutritionfacts.org/video/whole-beets-vs-juice-for-improving-athletic-performance).

What else can we do for high blood pressure? See:
Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/hibiscus-tea-vs-plant-based-diets-for-hypertension/)
Flax Seeds for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flax-seeds-for-hypertension/)
How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-high-blood-pressure-with-diet/)
How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-treat-high-blood-pressure-with-diet/)
High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/high-blood-pressure-may-be-a-choice)

Why is blood flow to the brain so important? I go into depth on the potential consequences in Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis of the Brain (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/alzheimer%E2%80%99s-and-atherosclerosis-of-the-brain).

More on diet and pelvic blood flow in men here:
Atkins Diet: Trouble Keeping It Up (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/atkins-diet-trouble-keeping-it-up/)
Watermelon as Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/watermelon-as-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction/)
Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/survival-of-the-firmest-erectile-dysfunction-and-death/)
Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/pistachio-nuts-for-erectile-dysfunction/)
BPA Plastic and Male Sexual Dysfunction (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/bpa-plastic-and-male-sexual-dysfunction/)

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48 thoughts on “Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

  1. I’ve been loving these nitrate videos. Thank you uncle Gregor. I have been
    funded by the British Heart Foundation and would be interested to know
    whether you saw the study that I authored in 2013 (PMID:25683748), which
    was the first to directly show nitrate in vegetables reduced blood
    pressure?

    1. +PLANT BASED NEWS Why are nitrates and nitrites attacked when they are
      founded in cured, processed meats like bacon, but they’re hailed as
      beneficial when found in plants?

    2. +TheWipal Absolutely. Although I’d say this is even more than a community:
      it’s a family and Uncle Greger is sat with us all on his knee, telling us
      stories of health and well-being.

  2. I now add beets to my morning shake. I buy the ones from Costco. They come
    cooked and peeled in packages of 4. It probably isn’t the best way to do it
    but it sure makes it easy.

    1. +elephant Why not? It makes sense. He didn’t specify quantity, how or if
      they were cooked, etc. He just said “beat juice.”

  3. “A little extra color in the pee” was what’s keeping me away from eating
    beets but thanks to the Dr. Greger I’m planning to pee in pink from now on.
    ???

  4. How much beet juice are talking about per day? Raw beets juice or cooked
    beet juice? Because my local store has the cooked beet ones almost all
    season round, but the raw beets are only in season.

    1. +Lacceh Anyone know what is Hybetez Remedy about? I hear many people cures
      their cholesterol naturally with Hybetez Remedy (google search it).

  5. So was the benefit only temporary, as in directly after ingestion of the NO
    increasing beets, or was it cumulative? In other words, what was the half
    life, or duration of the increased blood flow post beats? And how much? Do
    you need to have some daily?

    1. +Joseph1NJ At one point he said the blood pressure returned after days of
      ceasing beet juice. So, I sounds like days is the time frame, not hours.

    1. +Michael Janavel Eating beets, greens, green vegetables, beans, and lots of
      foods with vitamin C will help you overcome anemia!!! You don’t have to go
      vegan but I am vegan and my hemoglobin is 14.5–so it *can* be done! Feel
      better!

  6. You did fail to mention one little possible issue with consuming beetroot
    juice: kidney stones. Not everyone will form kidney stones by drinking
    beetroot juice but some may. It depends on the person and how much beetroot
    juice they consume it seems. You also failed to mention that your urine and
    stools may take on a pinkish or reddish color which can be alarming to some.

    Beets are a great way to measure “transit time”. Eat a good helping of
    beets and watch your stools. When you pass a stool that is much
    darker/redder than normal after consuming the beets, the time between then
    and the time you ate the beets is your transit time. Supposedly roughly 24
    hours is good. Any slower or quicker can be a problem. Last time I measured
    mine it was 23 hours and 25 hours so just about right.

    1. +Kanga Banga “Normal” isn’t always healthy you know lol. It is becoming
      “normal” in the USA for people to be obese. My past research basically
      pointed to roughly 24 hours (give or take a few hours) is considered
      healthy transit. Too fast and nutrients don’t have much of a chance to be
      absorbed. Too slow and you get clogged up.

    2. +Out Of Place Ninja Right, I meant “healthy” when I said “normal.” I do
      think that a 24 hour transit time is probably ideal.

    3. +Out Of Place Ninja “You also failed to mention that your urine and stools
      may take on a pinkish or reddish color …”

      and you failed to watch the video …

    1. +xTrollWithN3oNx If you learned about it, you’d understand why the subject
      is important, and how much healthier it is and how easy it is to avoid
      GMOs. Just learn which few food/ingredients to avoid.

    2. +bookmarkthis I know it’s important but their are plenty of GMOs that
      aren’t bad for people. All it needs is some better regulation. You act as
      all GMOs will lead to death.

  7. *Prolargentsize helped me with my somewhat erectile dysfunction. The’re
    just times when I can’t get my little man up and other times it’s okay and
    ready. This put a stop to those infrequent spells of ED. Now, anytime, I
    can go all out! Many thanks!*

  8. you can’t make billions on beets……………….vunerable people who are
    sick don’t want to eat healthy and sick people generate $$

  9. The reason why beet juice manufacturers are not allowed to say that it is
    vegetable viagra or something similar is because in the EU there is a law
    against making medical claims without proof. Conveniently for the
    lobbyists, what constitutes proof is not clearly defined.

  10. Why are nitrates and nitrites attacked when they are founded in cured,
    processed meats like bacon, but they’re hailed as beneficial when found in
    plants?

  11. Thats why doctor’s doesn’t like Nutritionists. İf we treat ppl with
    nutrition , their medical supporter’s ( drug companies) not gonna frack the
    money.

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