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How to Improve Blood Circulation

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/3/4/e001072.full

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How to Improve Blood Circulation was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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