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Foods that Help with Healthy Blood Flow

October 17th, 2013 • Posted by Tips In Toga • Permalink

Poor circulation can lead to a variety of health problems including high cholesterol, weak joints and stiff muscles. If you're battling poor circulation there are a few things you can do to get your blood pumping once again. Exercise and eat healthy. Here is a list of certain foods are good for your circulation too. Check it out.

Orange or Grapefruit

Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which act as a natural blood thinner. Kiwis and strawberries are a good option too.

Garlic and Onions

They might not be great for your breath, but they're good for your circulation. These pungent foods can prevent build up in your arteries and keep your heart pumping blood at a normal rate.

Spices and Herbs

Don't be afraid to cook with spices and herbs. Spicy options like chili powder will benefit your blood flow.

Dark Chocolate

Go ahead -- indulge in a little chocolate treat. Cocoa contains flavonoids, which studies have shown improves circulation.

Ginkgo Biloba

It's a funny name but this supplement dilates blood vessels. Ginko comes from a tree, which is native to China. Not only can it help improve circulation, it also has a rich medical history.

Nuts and Seeds

These are a great source of vitamin E, which keep veins open and prevent blood clots. Add almonds, walnuts and sunflower to your grocery list.

Improving your circulation isn't just good for your overall wellbeing, it also has a affect your hair, skin and nails. Blood is responsible for the transportation of oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body. So if you have poor circulation, then not enough nutrients will reach your hair, skin and nails. Then hair becomes extra prone to dryness and dandruff. The skin becomes dry, dull and in some cases, even itchy rashes develop. Nails become soft and brittle.

Don't freak out! Instead just grab one of these foods for some extra help.

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