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6 Ways to Boost Nitric Oxide in Your Body

Dt. Pushpanjali Bangam    11-06-2019 Consult

One of the best and most effective ways to naturally boost nitric oxide levels is switching up your diet. Here are the best foods:

1. Beetroot

Beetroot is the taproot portion of a beet plant, which is rich in dietary nitrates, and your body converts it into nitric oxide. Beet's rich content of dietary nitrates have been linked to a number of health benefits, including 
1. improved cognitive function, 
2. enhanced athletic performance
3. lower blood pressure levels

2. Garlic-The Allium

A species in the onion genus, Allium, garlic boosts nitric oxide levels by activating nitric oxide synthase, it is the enzyme that aids in the conversion of nitric oxide from the amino acid. Garlic's ability to increase nitric oxide can help lower blood pressure and improve exercise tolerance.

3. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with cocoa butter and sugar, cocoa solids, without the milk found in milk chocolate. It has flavanols that are naturally occurring compounds and it boasts an extensive list of powerful health benefits. Dark chocolate has a rich content of nitric-oxide-boosting flavanols and it has been associated with 
1. improved blood flow
2. enhanced brain function and 
3. lower risk of heart disease.

4. Leafy Greens

Leafy green vegetables like spinach, cabbage, arugula, kale are packed with nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide in your body. Consuming high-nitrate leafy vegetables may also be associated with a 
1. reduced risk of heart disease and 
2. cognitive decline 

5. Citrus Fruits

Citrus is a genus of flowering shrubs and trees in the rue family, Rutaceae. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes are all excellent sources of vitamin C. It is an important water-soluble vitamin that plays a major role in health. Vitamin C enhances levels of nitric oxide by increasing its bioavailability. It also maximizes its absorption in the body.

6. Watermelon

One of the best sources of citrulline is watermelon. In the family of Cucurbitaceae Citrullus lanatus is a plant species. It is a vine-like flowering plant. It is an amino acid that's converted to arginine and, ultimately, nitric oxide in your body. Upping your intake of watermelon 
1. improves exercise performance, 
2. decrease blood pressure and 
3. boost blood flow.
 

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