- Some leafy greens and other vegetables, such as beet, are rich in nitrates.
- A study finds a link between consuming a cup of these vegetables every day, lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk of heart disease.
- The study analyzed the dietary habits and health of more than 50,000 people over a period of 23 years.
- The study finds that just a cup of raw vegetables of this kind a day is the right amount for the maximum health benefit.
Written by Robby Berman on May 6, 2021
Fact checked by Hilary Guite, FFPH, MRCGP
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