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Consuming a serving of nitrate-rich vegetables a day may reduce the risk of heart disease

Scientists have found that a daily serving of nitrate-rich vegetables reduces the risk of heart disease.

Researchers from the University of Edith Cowan in Australia investigated the effect of regular consumption of nitrate-rich vegetables on blood pressure.

Researchers found that consuming nitrate-rich vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease by 12 to 26 percent.

As part of the study, the researchers examined the data of more than 50 thousand people who participated in the “Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study” for 23 years.

Research team Catherine Bondonno noted that they found that regular consumption of nitrate-rich vegetables lowers the risk of developing diseases such as the peripheral artery, heart attack, stroke, and heart failure, a type of heart disease known for the narrowing of the blood vessels in the legs.

Bondonno stated that a daily portion of the vegetables in question would be sufficient, and that more consumption had no effect on obtaining more efficient results.

It is stated that nitrate, known to regulate blood pressure, is found in vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce and dill.

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