According to a 2010 study by researchers at the Queen Mary University of London, the nitrate content of beetroot juice helps in lowering blood pressure.
The nitrates in beetroot are converted into nitrites and then into a gas called nitric oxide, which helps widen the arteries and lower blood pressure. It can even reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Drink a glass of beet juice daily to regulate your blood pressure. You can even include beets in your salad or soup.
The folate, nitrate, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants in spinach help lower high blood pressure.
A 2013 study published in the journal of the Nitric Oxide Society suggests that nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach can lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure. They can even improve cardiovascular health in healthy men and women.
Include spinach in your diet in salads, soups and smoothies. You can even cook spinach leaves lightly and eat as a side dish.