I’d never have thought that such a simple to make juice could lower blood pressure and cholesterol so effectively!
We all know that it’s not so easy to adopt healthy habits to have quality of life, but it’s not impossible. But why is a healthy lifestyle so important?
Because it helps to keep the body in shape, the mind alert and prevents diseases. For this reason, taking care of your diet is essential for good health.
Natural juices, for example, are indispensable for those who want to eat healthy and nutritious food. That’s why we’ll show you a natural drink with celery and beets that helps reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol.
But first, we want to tell you what benefits you’re likely to get with this drink:
Helps lower cholesterol levels
According to a study from the National University of Singapore, celery has a hypolipidemic effect that helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and relaxes blood vessels.
Beet juice is rich in nitrate and helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL), according to a study from Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Ireland.
It also increases good cholesterol (HDL) and prevents the formation of plaque in the arteries.
Controls blood pressure
According to a study by Muhammadiyah Kudus University in Indonesia, celery juice can lower blood pressure by up to 15% because it helps relax blood vessels and improves circulation.
Beetroot, in turn, can significantly lower blood pressure because it’s a similar effect to celery.
Helps lower blood sugar
The high fiber content and antioxidants in celery and beets help control and lower blood sugar levels, regulating glucose and insulin levels in the body.
Celery and beet are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that boost the immune system and the body’s defenses against infections.
Helps cleanse the kidneys
Both celery and beet have diuretic properties and therefore help detoxify the kidneys and protect the urinary tract.
Celery and beet are rich in iron, a mineral that helps in the formation of hemoglobin, the element that transports oxygen to the body.
Both celery and beet are excellent for preventing and reducing inflammation in the body. So, they help prevent and reduce inflammation and protect the organs from chronic diseases.
Write down the ingredients to prepare celery juice with beet:
- 5 stalks of celery;
- 2 small beets;
- 1 liter of water.
Clean the celery stalks well and cut them into smaller pieces. Peel the beet and cut it into cubes.
Put both ingredients in a blender, add 500 ml of water (half liter) and, if you like, also the juice of half a lemon – this is optional. Blend for a few minutes until you’ve a smooth drink.
Then add the remaining water and blend for another two minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Take one glass (200 ml) of juice per day, preferably on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast. Continue the treatment for a week and then take a seven-day break and start again if you wish.
To lower “bad” cholesterol, it’s also recommended that you exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet, avoiding alcoholic beverages and fatty and sugary foods.
So, did you like today’s juice? Is it going to help you? I wish you good health!
References / Resources:
Grape Polyphenols in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
The benefit of secondary prevention with oat fiber in reducing future cardiovascular event
Medium-Term Effects of Oat Fibers on Human Health