Nitrate occurs in salads such as radicchio and is much healthier than previously assumed by most for nitrates are salts of nitric acid. In General, these salts often have a bad reputation. After the Swedish scientist Joel Petersson (biologist at Uppsala University), nitrates should encourage the protection of gastric mucosa and prevent thus a gastritis and stomach ulcers. But not only the stomach benefits from nitrate-containing vegetables. Just for high blood pressure patients, this substance is particularly interesting, because it lowers blood pressure. Why is nitrate for the body healthy? About one-quarter of the ingested nitrate is enriched in the saliva and converted to nitrite by bacteria on the tongue base. Nitrite then enters the bloodstream through the gastro-intestinal tract.
Nitrite is then stimulates the formation of nitric oxide. As a powerful blood thinner, this gas expands the vessels and inhibiting the clumping of platelets. A stimulated blood circulation allows an increased supply with Oxygen and nutrients. In particular salads are considered strong nitrate suppliers. This is a similar to nitrate-rich vegetables such as beetroot radicchio and therefore also good results in the lowering of blood pressure. Since nitrate from vegetables promote the circulation total, also have other positive effects be achieved additionally. Nitrate Empire vegetables could prove to be as effective natural drug against cardiovascular disease and dementia, Dr. Gary Miller (Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem) believes.
In an attempt, Miller specially compiled a nitrate-rich diet, and were this eight over 70 subjects. Then he examined the brains of these participants, as well as eight other samples Abdullah, who however nitrate-poor lived in the MRI. This makes visible the oxygen supply in various regions of the brain. We see acute effects on the brain after a single day,”Miller is pleasantly surprised. Let’s examine now how such a diet in the long term affects.” Da Diseases like dementia and also brain infarcts, always with a decreased blood flow in context are brought, Miller considers it plausible, that nitrate-rich vegetables for life enjoyed the intellectual degradation and diseases due to poor blood circulation prevents. High blood pressure (hypertension) doesn’t hurt though, yet dangerous, even life-threatening in the long term. High blood pressure reduces the age for up to 20 years. Therefore, this disease should be taken seriously. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. wanted to know more. A word of caution: Who consumes more and more vegetables and salad, should be careful when seasoning with salt. Also with herbs you can produce a more intense taste.