Home » How To » How to Improve Blood Circulation

How to Improve Blood Circulation

3 of 3

9. Ginger

ginger

Ginger is a common kitchen ingredient that can help improve blood circulation. It contains compounds like gingerols and zingerone that have a warming effect on the body, resulting in good blood circulation.

Regular consumption of ginger also prevents blood clots in the body and reduces the risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Advertisements
  • Drink ginger tea 2 or 3 times a day. To make the tea, boil 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Strain, add honey and drink it.
  • You can also chew some fresh ginger slices daily or include dry or fresh ginger in your cooking.
  • Another option is to take ginger tablets after consulting your doctor.

10. Garlic

garlic

Garlic promotes blood circulation, lowers blood pressure and prevents blood platelet aggregation. It is effective in preventing plaque buildup in the arteries and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition in 2006 found that garlic is good for cardiovascular health.

Advertisements
  • Eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves daily on an empty stomach.
  • Also, include garlic in your daily cooking or take a supplement after consulting your doctor.

Additional Tips

  • Do not sit or stand in the same position for too long. Take regular breaks every couple of hours.
  • Reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol.
  • If you smoke, it is important to quit.
  • Avoid eating foods that are high in saturated fats.
  • Limit your salt consumption.
  • Elevate your legs and hands to increase circulation in these body parts.
  • Eat fruits rich in vitamin C as it helps keep the lining of the arteries strong.
  • Eat fresh fruits and leafy vegetables that have high levels of antioxidants in them.
  • Drink plenty of water every day to hydrate the cells and encourage a regular supply of minerals.
  • Consider taking omega-3 supplements after consulting your doctor.
  • Do dry-skin brushing to remove dead skin cells and improve circulation.
  • Acupressure and acupuncture also facilitate smooth circulation.

Resources:

jn.nutrition.org/content/136/3/736S.abstract
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.114.001072

Advertisements

How to Improve Blood Circulation was last modified: August 27th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
Advertisements
3 of 3
Advertisements

45 thoughts on “How to Improve Blood Circulation”

    1. Hydrogenated fats are used as a substitute for butters, dairy, etc. to lower the cost of processed foods.
      These HD fats are a solid at room temperature (shortening is an HD fat). In the winter the area around your lungs is around room temperature because you are breathing cold air.
      At room temp HD fats are a solid. Any HD fat in your blood will become a solid and block the arteries around your lungs.
      Result is shortness of breath.
      Most fast foods contain HD fats.

  1. Useful information. I have been taking turmeric daily now, for about a month. Things seem to be improving, but it’s still early days I guess !.

  2. Thank you for this information,l go to try a few ,l have very poor circulation,l have hair loss, numbness and tingling sensations ,edema,headaches pain and my legs.thank you again.

  3. Here is a wonderful recipe I use. Within 1/2 hour of the first time taken, the blood vessels feel open and flowing, and I feel warm all over. I seem to be good for about 6 months after the first course, and then I make and drink another batch. Go easy on the cayenne at first, until you know how much your stomach can handle.

    6 lemons: squeeze and use juice only
    6 cloves garlic
    6″ ginger root: peeled
    1 apple: remove core, but leave peel
    1 liter water

    Put through a blender. Do not strain. Pour 4 oz. in a glass. Add between 1/4 and 1 full teaspoon cayenne pepper (start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more next time if you can take more). Repeat ever 3 days or so until the batch is gone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *