If you are down, not very energetic lately and has high blood pressure, you may do well with a glass of beet juice every morning. Check your blood pressure, delay taking the morning dose of anti-hypertensive tablets by a few hours, drink a glass of beet juice. Re check your blood pressure two hours later and you will be surprised to notice that your BP has dropped by about 5 mmHg on the BP monitor. How can this happen? Beetroot has remarkably high nitrate levels, and it is a vaso-dilator, meaning relaxes the smooth muscles in your arteries and lowers the left ventricular force, thus lowering the BP. It benefits your cardiovascular health and may protect against cancer. Taking beet juice every morning may help you to reduce your medication for blood pressure. The nitrate in beet is converted to nitrites in your liver which is a strong dilator of ...

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In Ceylon, and around the World, it was known as the Senior Force. Although, general knowledge gives us our “Armed Forces” as Army, Navy, Air Force, then Police, the fact remains that the NAVY has the title “Senior Force”, & it was from this Force, that the only Military Officer to perish in Easter Sunday carnage, came. I take pride in introducing this story, albeit a sad one, because I too spent many moments of prayer at the Church of St.Anthony, in Kochchikade, the Church that was practically beside H.M.Cy.S. “Gemunu 2”, a land-base, where I was drafted to, during my Service in the Royal Ceylon Navy. I remember having to pass St.Anthony’s Church, both on my way to the Navy Barracks, and again, on my way home, whenever I was “on liberty”, as it was termed, at the time. This particular Church was ALWAYS crowded with people, not necessarily ...

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