Green leafy vegetables are very good for the heart
Australia: A new study has found that eating a cup of green leafy vegetables a day can significantly reduce heart disease.
Research at Edith Cowan University has shown that spinach, salads and other leafy vegetables are rich in nitrates. One cup of these vegetables should be eaten daily as it strengthens the heart, controls blood pressure and can keep blood sugar levels within its limits.
We have already described the properties of nitrate-rich beets. Due to nitrate, beetroot juice controls blood pressure and strengthens the heart muscles. That is why green vegetables are no less than anyone. Experts insist that salads of green foods should be eaten once a day.
In this regard, nutritional data of 50,000 people from Denmark was collected and noted for 23 years. It was found that people who ate vegetables with gusto had a lower blood pressure of 2.5 units, which means a 12 to 25 percent lower risk of heart disease.
Scientists insist that eating a cup of raw or half a cup of cooked vegetables a day can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. Similarly, coronary heart disease can be reduced by 26%. Eating vegetables also helps prevent heart failure and stroke.
The good news is that smoothies or juices from these vegetables can be equally beneficial.