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Eat Your Beets for Cardiovascular Health

Updated: Jan 27

Did you know?

Beets are one of the top food sources that can help increase natural Nitric Oxide to support heart health and vasodilation, therefore helping to lower blood pressure, as well as many other cardiovascular, pulmonary, and respiratory benefits! I think many of us are familiar with pickled beets, which indeed do hold beneficial properties as well. However, if you do not have a taste for canned beets, try the powder form!


Important Notes on Oxygen Health:

  • Ideal awake O2 saturation: greater than about 94 percent.

  • Ideal asleep O2 saturation: No less than 88 percent.

Your doctor can order an overnight oximetry test if there is a question about your oxygen saturation levels while sleeping.


Hypoxemia is below normal levels of oxygen in your blood, specifically in the arteries. Hypoxemia is a sign of a problem related to breathing or circulation and may result in symptoms, such as shortness of breath, altered blood pressure, headaches, confusion, and/or tiredness.


COMMON CAUSES OF HYPOXEMIA:

(Source: the University of California, and Mayo Clinic)



OXYGEN NOTES- Options & Suggestions:

  • Go through a medical Sleep Study test.

  • Assess Health: Do you have Asthma or any of the listed above health conditions?

  • Get your Rest. 7-10 hours per night.

  • Increase Nitric Oxide Intake through Beets or Beet Root Powder AND these other top Nitric Oxide foods, such as:

  • Spinach, celery, carrots, parsley, cabbage, radishes, arugula, & collard greens.


Make a Heart Healthy Smoothie/Tonic!

See recipe below (adapted from Sunfood.com)


Organic beet powder is one of the BEST superfoods to help increase Nitric Oxide heart health and vasodilation. Beet powder is concentrated, making it:

  • More nutrient-dense than whole or canned beets.

  • Higher concentrations of Nitric Oxide than whole or canned beets.

  • Lower in calories than whole beets.

  • Easier to consume than whole beets (beets are challenging to clean and prepare. Plus, beet powder blends easily in many recipes).


JUST BEET IT SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Beet powder

1 Tbsp Flax meal

1 Tbsp liquid Coconut oil

A handful of Raspberries, Blueberries, or Strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 Banana

1/4 tsp Raw Honey or Agave syrup

Handful of ice

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

ENJOY!


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What steps of ACTION are you going to infuse into your heart-healthy lifestyle?


In Grace,

Cara

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