We’ve all heard those commercials listing a slew of side-effects with the latest and greatest medications on the market, so what if we could help ourselves without taking synthetic drugs? This could be the case for some people with hypertension (high blood pressure).

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), drinking a cup of beetroot juice daily could lower blood pressure as effectively as some prescription medications.

Beetroot juice contains dietary nitrate, states the AHA, which may help relax blood vessel walls and improve blood flow. Woohoo!

You can read the press release yourself HERE, or find out more about hypertension HERE.