Improve Your Blood Circulation Naturally

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Eat foods that aid circulation; oranges, dark chocolate, ginger, garlic, goji berries and watermelon. Exercise and stretch regularly, especially if you're sitting for hours. Go in for an essential oil massage whenever free. Stay hydrated, this helps functioning of all organs. Quit/avoid smoking and stress, it lowers circulation. Indulge in meditation and breathing exercises.

There are several factors that affect blood circulation.

One of them is aging.

Other common causes are excess weight, smoking and the buildup of plaque on the insides of the blood vessels and capillaries, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems and more.

Ways to improve blood flow in your body naturally:

Healthy eating : Eat healthy foods and avoid unhealthy foods. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats (found in fish oil, olive oil, nuts and seeds). Avoid consuming processed foods, foods rich in sugar or salt, and foods rich in unhealthy fats (saturated and trans fats). Foods to help improve blood circulation are; Oranges, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa , Cayenne pepper, Sunflower seeds, Root Ginger, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, Goji Berries, Watermelon, Salmon and avocados.

Exercise and Stretch: Exercise helps to boost your circulation. The type of physical activities that gets your blood pumping like walking, running, and swimming is good to improve blood circulation. 

Make sure that you get up to stretch your body every hour or so, especially if you are sitting for prolonged periods.

Massage: Massage, increases circulation by stimulating blood flow to the area being massaged. You can add to the massage, essential oils diluted in a carrier oil, such as rosemary essential oil which is good to treat circulation problems. Other good essential oils to promote circulation are cypress, ginger and peppermint.

Staying hydrated : Staying hydrated during the day is essential for the organs to perform their daily functions, leading to better circulation and improving your overall health.

Quit smoking: Nicotine is among the leading causes of circulation problems.

Manage stress levels: Over time stress can have negative effects on the body’s circulation. Find ways to relieve stress, such as regular exercise, listening to music, breathing exercises, meditation or psychotherapy.


By Dipti Mothay