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    How Beetroot Juice May Improve Heart Health After Menopause

    Beetroot Juice May Boost Heart After Menopause

    As women enter menopause, they experience several changes that can impact cardiovascular health. However, a recent study suggests drinking beetroot juice on a daily basis may help support heart health during this time.

    Beetroot is packed with nutrients like nitrates, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens. Nitrates help widen blood vessels for better blood flow. Antioxidants combat cell-damaging free radicals. And phytoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogen, which declines during menopause.

    When estrogen levels drop, it can raise blood pressure and promote inflammation. This extra stress on the body increases heart disease risk. However, compounds in beetroot may counteract these effects. Nitrates relax and open blood vessels. Lowering blood pressure is key for heart health. Antioxidants also calm inflammation in the arteries.

    In addition, phytoestrogens can bind to estrogen receptors when estrogen levels fall off. This helps maintain normal cardiovascular function when our hormones change. Minerals in beetroot also support bone health, as calcium absorption may decline with aging. Strong bones positively impact heart health as well.

    For best results, experts recommend drinking 6-8 ounces of beetroot juice daily. But blending whole beets into salad or other dishes provides fiber for healthy digestion too. Those with diabetes or kidney issues should check with their doctor first before heavily consuming beetroot juice. But for most women, this veggie drink could offer heart-healthy support through menopause and beyond.

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