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Daily cup of leafy green vegetables cuts heart disease risk by 26 percent, nutritionists find – Clinical Daily News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

People who regularly consume a relatively small amount of nitrate-rich vegetables have about 2.5 mm Hg lower systolic blood pressure and up to a 26% lower risk…

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Consuming a single cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day reduces the risk of heart disease, according to a 23-year study by nutrition researchers.
Investigators examined how the regular consumption of these foods which include leafy green vegetables and beets affects vascular health and long-term cardiovascular risk in a Danish population-wide study. Participants who consistently ate more of these foods had about a 2.5 mm Hg lower systolic blood pressure overall and between 12% to 26% lower risk…

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