Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.
This red fluid is really magical in many ways and carries out several critical functions.
The importance of proper blood circulation cannot be emphasized enough. Loss of appetite, consistent numbness in the limbs, unexplained digestive problems, frequent exhaustion, skin discoloration, varicose veins or brittle hair and nails are some of the common symptoms of poor blood circulation.
Our organs require staying hydrated to function properly. Water is responsible for flushing toxins from our system and improves the blood circulation helping body to avoid any health hazard.
Eating healthy nuts including almond and walnuts help in bettering the blood flow. Eat nuts that are high in vitamins A, B, C and E and those which are high in magnesium and iron. Nuts can help improve circulation by reducing inflammation and oxidative damage in the arteries.
- Green Tea
If you are drinking milk tea too many times a day, switch to green tea that is healthier and stimulates your bodily functions. Green tea helps in widening blood vessels in the body, ultimately increasing the blood flow. You can try out Matcha tea as well.
- Sunflower Seeds
Super rich in vitamin E that avoids forming clots in the blood. You can also try olives, nuts and pumpkin seeds.
- Citrus Fruits
Try citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruits as they contain vitamin C, which further helps in lowering sugar and inflammation.
Contain lycopene which is a natural antioxidant linked to improving circulation. You can have tomatoes, apricots and pink grapefruit as well.
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids that support cardiovascular system and increase blood circulation. You can find the same in raw seeds like flax seeds and chia seeds.
- Onion and Garlic
Not only do they stimulate the health of your circulatory system but also have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that will help keep your digestion process in place. They also contain organosulfur compounds that help the body to fight infection and flush out the toxins.
- Dark chocolate
Contains cocoa, which has flavonoids that further links to improving blood flow.
- Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne used as fresh pepper or dried spice helps increasing the metabolism rate and strengthening arteries and blood vessels.
by: Khaty Omar