Winter’s dark and cold days take a toll on the body. Winter health tips include adding beets to the diet, getting more light, especially blue light, and adding exercise.
Beets increase nitric oxide
When the body is exposed to sunshine, it manufactures two nutrients: vitamin D and nitric oxide. Good winter health tips include replacing the lost nitric oxide and you can do this by eating beets. Beets improve the health of every organ and increase blood flow. Nitric oxide is so important for the heart, that this research was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998. And the past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Valentin Fuster claims that the discovery of the function of nitric oxide may be one of the most important discoveries in the history of heart medicine. So eat those beets to get your heart to beat. Beets can be juiced, steamed, grated onto salads or made into a warming borsht soup.
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