Nitrate stimulates expansion of blood vessels and thereby enhances the blood circulation.
New research by scientists from the UK reveals that nitrate, which compound found in green vegetables (spinach, cabbage, kale) may help reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
The study, led by Dr. Andrew Murray, the researchers found that nitrate can reduce the release of erythropoietin, a hormone that regulates red blood cells.
Excessive levels of blood cells can cause blood clotting. This means that the body’s organs and tissues do not have enough oxygen because blood can not be well enough to circulate the body.
Their research has shown that increasing the intake of foods rich in nitrate can help prevent blood clotting, which is important for maintaining the health of the cardiovascular system.
Foods that are rich in nitrate, can also help prevent high blood pressure, blood clots, heart attack and stroke.
Nitrate stimulates expansion of blood vessels and thereby enhances the blood circulation. Nitrate will protect proteins in the cardiac tissue, which are crucial for maintaining heart health.
Nitrate supplements are recommended for people who have problems with the health of the cardiovascular system, but only with the consent of a doctor.
This research is another indicator of how nutrition is key to maintaining the health of the whole body. Small changes in eating habits can help prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.