Researchers at the University of Exeter (UK) say that beetroot juice helps improve vascular health and cognition in the elderly.
Beets are low in calories, rich in fiber (2 to 3g of fiber per 100g of beets), have strong antioxidant capacity thanks to the polyphenols in the ingredients, help slow down the aging process by neutralizing free radicals do.
Like spinach or lettuce, beets are rich in “natural” nitrates (about 150 mg per 100 g), which are good for health, especially heart health. Previous studies have shown an association between high levels of nitrates in the urine and a lower risk of high blood pressure or stroke.
Beetroot juice improves vascular and cognitive health in the elderly.
A new trial conducted on a group of people aged 70 to 80 years showed that drinking beetroot juice improved vascular and cognitive health in the elderly. Participants were supplemented for ten days with either beetroot juice or a placebo juice, taken twice a day. Those who took beetroot had their blood pressure drop. Long-term maintenance of a healthy oral microbiome helps to delay the negative vascular and cognitive changes associated with aging,” said the study’s lead author.
It is completely possible to make beetroot juice at home – by combining this vegetable with cucumbers, apples or carrots to make good anti-aging cocktails.