What’s more, they found an association between daily dose of inorganic nitrate and changes in systolic blood pressure.
“Inorganic nitrate and beetroot juice supplementation was associated with a significant reduction in systolic BP,” the researchers concluded.
They added: “These findings need to be tested in long-term trials and in individuals at greater cardiovascular risk.”
Systolic and diastolic – what these numbers mean
Blood pressure is recorded with two numbers. The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.