Another blood pressure drug is being recalled this week. It contains a chemical deemed to be a human carcinogen.
We prefer remedies we’ve come to think of as “plant based medicines.” Our Central American Street Tonic juice, simply deemed “jugo” in its home countries, could be worth trying if you want to lower your blood pressure.
It contains, among other things, freshly squeezed organic beet juice, shown to dramatically lower blood pressure. Beets contain nitrates, converting to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide relaxes and dilates blood vessels, and thus lowers blood pressure. One study found that 1 cup of fresh beet juice will lower blood pressure by 10 points in a 24 hour period.
Jugo also contains fresh pineapple, supporting kidney function, and exerting an anti-inflammatory and anti pain effect. The fresh celery in this juice is touted online right now as a profoundly beneficial “cure all.” We add fresh, in season, local organic oranges, lemons, and carrots…all renowned for wellness benefits.
Jugo is offered in 1 quart jars on our groceries site. Check out all the new meal kit items while you while you are there.