The study found that high levels of nitrate in spinach actually managed to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
What’s more, the research shared that this reduction was observed at 180 minutes following the seven-day supplementation.
The study concluded: “The present preliminary study has demonstrated promising potential for dietary nitrate to improve vascular health, as seen by decreased arterial stiffness and central blood pressure.
“Overall, this study provides support to the potential use of whole food, un-concentrated dietary nitrate found in natural, commonly consumed vegetables like spinach, as an effective way to aid in maintenance of cardiovascular health.”
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