Bhagyashree Recommends Beetroot Juice To Manage Hypertension, Tried It Yet?
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Actress Bhagyashree who created a nationwide sensation with her debut film ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ in the year 1989, took a break from acting soon after to tend to her family. Now that her son Abhimanyu Dassani is an actor himself, Bhagyashree seems to have taken a penchant for the silver screen again. She has a number of interesting projects lined up ahead of her. She also featured in ‘Smart Jodi’, a couple-based reality show on Star Plus with her husband. Bhagyashree is also very active on social media. The actress has more than 1.3 million followers on the photo-sharing app, and if you happen to be one of the followers, you are perhaps aware of her love for eating clean and healthy. She cooks a lot of local, Indian recipes, using fresh ingredients. She likes to encourage her fans to eat healthy, and sometimes, even shares some health benefits of certain fruits and veggies.

On Tuesday, she spoke in length about beetroot juice and its healing benefits on raised blood pressure. In her video, she can be heard saying how statistically, 1 out of 4 Indians are afflicted by high blood pressure, to manage the same one can exercise, meditate etc she says. Further, she says, that drinking beetroot juice may have miraculous effects on your raised blood pressure. ‘I drink it every two days, as it is healthy too. Beetroot has folate, magnesium, manganese and several such nutrients’ she says. And she may have a point.  

Several nutritionists and doctors also recommend the root vegetable in the diets of high blood pressure patients for a multitude of reasons, but mainly because of its high potassium content. Turns out potassium helps work as an antidote to the ill-effects of sodium. People with high BP are often advised to cut down on their sodium intake. That is because sodium disrupts water balance. Your body holds extra water, to wash off the salt, which may result in high blood pressure. Eating foods rich in potassium, makes you urinate, which helps expel extra sodium and restore water balance in body.  

How To Make Beetroot Juice?

Even though beetroot is more of a winter vegetable, nowadays it is available all year round. Make sure you grab hold of good quality beetroot and wash it well to ensure there is no dirt. Now peel them nicely, and add it to the blender. 4 medium-sized beets should be enough for 1-2 glasses. Add 1 medium-sized carrot and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Blend until you get the consistency of your liking, you can add some water to make it thinner, but do not add too much water.  

In addition to BP, beetroot juice can also do wonders for your skin and weight. It is loaded with vitamin C, which can boost collagen production and give your skin a natural glow. The low-cal drink can also help keep those extra kilos at bay.