The Drinkable Product You Need to Try to Lower High Blood Pressure

You know by now that high blood pressure can put you in serious danger. When you have hypertension, your blood is pushing too forcefully against the walls of your blood vessels. This can result in serious damage to the blood vessels and arteries, which eventually can cause a heart attack or stroke. Not only that, but high blood pressure rarely has any symptoms — so you could be in life-threatening danger without even realizing it.

While your genes can put you at a higher risk of hypertension, you can certainly help your situation by maintaining a healthy diet. And one drinkable product, BRU Broth, may be worth a try.

What are the health benefits of bone broth?

Bone broth made from chicken

Bone broth made from chicken | Madeleine_Steinbach/iStock/Getty Images

You may not consider sipping on a hot cup of bone broth while you’re settling in for the evening, but the beverage may be the perfect accompaniment that your body will thank you for. It tastes a lot like other meaty broths and is made in a similar fashion as well. And Shape notes it’s great for those who have stomach issues or deal with leaky gut syndrome. Not only that, but bone broth is also rich in collagen that can help your skin look younger, and the other minerals it contains may help you get a better night’s sleep, have stronger bones, and have a stronger immune system.

BRU Broth is making the accessibility of bone broth easier than ever, too. The founder, Soo-Ah, grew up drinking bone broth that her mother made — and she wanted to create a product that was both nourishing and tasty while still totally easy to take on the go. Her BRU Broths were the first 100% USDA organic bone broths to be found in the refrigerated sections of local stores — and she was also the first to include cold-pressed veggie and fruit juices in her product, too. The juices add flavor and extra vitamins and minerals that you wouldn’t get from any ordinary broth.

The type of BRU Broth that’s worth a try for high blood pressure

Bru beet broth

BRU beet broth | BRU Broth via Instagram

There are multiple types of BRU Broth that are worth a shot — and some are easier to drink straight from the bottle than others. The Hug In Mug chicken bone broth includes coconut aminos for a salty and slightly sweet flavor, and the Hot Greens chicken bone broth includes greens and “a jalapeño note” that’s reminiscent of a fresh green juice. There’s also Cayenne Zen bone broth made from beef instead of chicken for a product that’s heartier and richer in flavor.

On its own, bone broth isn’t likely to help you with high blood pressure — and, if anything, you’ll want to watch how much of the beverage you consume due to its high sodium content. But there is a flavor of BRU Broth that’s worth taking a look at if blood pressure is a concern of yours. BRU’s Beet Blush flavor of chicken bone broth contains beets, fennel, and ginger — and you can tell right away that the beets are prominent due to its vibrant red color. BRU reminds us that beets have been proven to help lower blood pressure thanks to its “folate and betaine properties,” and the root veggie can also help to dilate blood vessels, which is good news for your heart.

BRU Broth can easily be incorporated into recipes, too

Drinking bone broth can feel a lot like drinking any other meat broth at first, so if the taste is off-putting, you’re not alone. While BRU Broth is designed to be palatable without incorporating it into your meals, there are plenty of ways to cook with the product if that’s to your preference.

Shape recommends using bone broth to replace water while you’re cooking grains like rice or quinoa. You can also make a delicious soup using the product — and the added benefit of veggies and spices in BRU can amp up any of your classic recipes, too. If you’re planning on using the Beet Blush product in a recipe, give your dish even more blood pressure benefits by adding in leafy greens, a legume of your choice, garlic, or olive oil, too.

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Samples provided by BRU Broth, the opinions of the product are my own.