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One Cup of This Food per Day Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease, Says Study

One Cup of This Food per Day Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease, Says Study. According to a study published in the 'European Journal of Epidemiology,'. people who eat one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables per day may have lower blood pressure and a 12% to 26% lower risk of heart disease. 50,000 people took part in the 23-year study. Nitrate-rich vegetables include leafy greens such as chard, spinach, kale and arugula. Nitrate-rich vegetables include leafy greens such as chard, spinach, kale and arugula. Nitrate-rich vegetables include leafy greens such as chard, spinach, kale and arugula. Nitrate-rich vegetables include leafy greens such as chard, spinach, kale and arugula. Beetroot, celery, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage and parsley are also nitrate-rich. . Beetroot, celery, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage and parsley are also nitrate-rich. . Beetroot, celery, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage and parsley are also nitrate-rich. . Beetroot, celery, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage and parsley are also nitrate-rich. . Beetroot, celery, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage and parsley are also nitrate-rich. . Our results have shown that by simply eating one cup of raw (or half a cup of cooked) nitrate-rich vegetables each day, people may be able to significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, Catherine Bondonno, a lead author on the study, via MarketWatch. The greatest reduction in risk was for peripheral artery disease, a type of heart disease characterized by the narrowing of blood vessels of the legs; however, we also found people had a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, Catherine Bondonno, a lead author on the study, via MarketWatch. If you find it difficult to eat enough leafy greens, Bondonno suggests putting them in a smoothie. Blending leafy greens is fine, but don’t juice them. Juicing vegetables removes the pulp and fiber, Catherine Bondonno, a lead author on the study, via MarketWatch

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