Nitrates To Control High Blood Pressure

Nitrates are natural remedy alternatives for lowering high blood pressure. Nitrate is actually nitric acid salt. It is a natural ingredient of all the cereals, fruits and vegetables. However, one should not confuse nitrite with nitrate.

Nitrite is a chemical compound present in the body produced through the digestion of foods that contain nitrate.

Nitrates play a beneficial role in controlling your hypertension. Research shows that nitrate present in green leafy vegetables like spinach and lettuce actually prevents the occurrence of high blood pressure, as it keeps the blood vessels healthy.

It may not be surprising to many people that studies have found that Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH Diet) are extremely effective. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure.

This DASH diet has positive effects on hypertension. Studies state that a nitrate supplement does not lower the systolic blood pressure, but it does lower the diastolic blood pressure by about 3.7 mm Hg. Hence, it was revealed that the advantages of nitrate supplement were the same as the advantages of a DASH diet.

There is no need to wait any more for research to be conducted to reveal the effectiveness of the nitrate supplements in decreasing blood pressure levels. It is natural for vegetables and fruits to form a significant portion of a good diet and they are needed to maintain a healthy and strong immune system.

Hence it is never harmful to add foods rich in nitrate to your diet and to cut down your consumption off fatty and fried foods.

The foods rich in nitrate include beet, radish, lettuce, spinach, carrot, and cabbage. Nitrate is also present in water and air. It is also used as a preservative in foods like fish, processed meat and cheese.

Still, you should include more fruits and veggies in your diet and avoid red meats and dairy products. Just remember to consume vegetables raw and to prepare salads with very basic dressing.

A spoon of olive oil is a better choice compared to a mayonnaise dressing. Fish is beneficial and so are legumes. The raw nuts and seeds are great for snacks.

They are rich in healthy proteins and omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Lean chicken meat is also recommended to people with hypertension especially as a substitute to pork and other red meats.

Now you know how to improve your diet and to get the nutrients you need to lower your blood pressure and to improve the health of your heart.


Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the world to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

This site has many helpful tips about nutrition and free health plans to reduce your high blood pressure and help you with a healthy heart. Not only will you get valuable :cardiovascular problems health tips about fish oil for cardiovascular health.

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