Foods That Increase Blood Flow

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In one of my previous articles, we looked at foods that build blood, however, in this article, we will be looking at foods that increase blood flow. When blood flows through our bodies what happens is our organs get a better supply of oxygen as well as nutrients which are of great benefit.

Increased blood flow also helps to give us healthier skin as well as removing waste and carbon dioxide from our bodies. Therefore it is important that we include foods in our diet that can help our blood to flow more freely.

Poor blood circulation

So, if what we have discussed above is true then what’s the opposite of good blood circulation. Poor blood circulation, poor blood circulation is not good and many are facing this issue because of poor dieting.

The effects of poor blood circulation can really bring your body under stress causing all sorts of problems including,

1. Swollen ankles.

2. Swollen feet.

3. Swollen hands.

4. When engaging in physical activities getting winded or out of breath very quickly.

5. Always having dizzy spells.

6. Feeling cramps in the limbs.

7. Heartbeat is abnormal.

8. Getting headaches.

9. Poor skin tone.

10. Memory loss.

11. Feeling tingling in limbs.

12. Always feeling cold even when the weather may be warm, hands and feet that are always cold.

Foods that increase blood flow

Diet plays an important part, here are some foods that can be added to your diet to ensure you have the proper blood flow.

1. Watermelons are a good choice.

2. Citrus fruits such as oranges.

3. Herbs are great. You can also check out these other articles on herbs, herbal teas, how to grow herbs

4. Spinach.

5. Kale.

6. Broccoli.

7. Brussels sprout.

8. Cabbage.

9. Peaches are an excellent choice and are loaded with so much of the good stuff.

10. Celery is also among these superfoods.

11. Nuts are said to be a good source to help improve blood flow.

12. Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day.

13. Whole grains.

14. Garlic is one of my favorites and I especially love adding garlic to my meals.

15. Pumpkin seeds.

16. Believe it or not Cayenne pepper.

17. A Diet that consists of fish.

18. Apple Cider vinegar is said to give good results.

19. For all you tea lovers, green tea is a herbal tea that can do wonders.

20. Red bell peppers are great, I love to eat bell peppers raw or uncooked in salads.

21. Cumber is a favorite that I also add to salads.

To make these superfoods more enjoyable, include them in a garden or fruit salads.

Other ways to improve blood circulation

1. Cut down on your intake of salt.

2. Start an exercise program to keep your weight under control.

3. Ditch the alcohol bottle.

4. Smoking is a NO-NO.

5. Wear clothing that is loose and not tight fitted.

6. Getting a message is great and can help blood flow greatly.

7. Cut out or drink Caffeine moderation.

8. Try your very best to stay stress-free.

The final word

As we mentioned earlier our blood is our life so let’s do all we can to preserve our lives by eating foods that increase blood flow.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

13 thoughts on “Foods That Increase Blood Flow”

  1. What a fantastic page, I’m an avid gardener, well at least try to be, it’s manly flower beds i have but i do have some vegetables in amongst the shrubs and some eats in planters, I’m really going to take on board some of the ideas in your piece, great stuff, I’ll definitely be back to see what other useful tips you have in the future.

    • Hello secollins it is so good to meet you and thanks a million for those kind words and for sharing your garden story. I am glad I can help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Thank you for the helpful information. I was wondering – I have a hard time finding time in the day to buy and prepare fresh fruit – plus the fruit we get here in Colorado isn’t all that great during much of the year. Is there a supplement you could recommend that might help fill in the gaps?

    • Hello, my friend so good to meet you, what you can try is Green Foods fruit and vegetable supplement, ruby reds, Lichi or other supplements that are on the market. Just check with your local health store. Hope this helps, all the best to you.

  3. Hi Norman, thanks for your informative sharing. I used to feeling cold nowadays, although the weather is warm. I was told that I might have a poor blood circulation and now start exercising every two days. I will take your suggestion about those diet that can help on blood circulation. I like Brocolli and spinach.

    May I know if the blood circulation can be checked by conducting blood test?

    • Hello my friend so good to hear from you again hope all s well with you. Yes your blood can be tested by conduction a blood test. Doppler ultrasound is used to preform this kind of test hope this helps, all the best to you and please let me know how it goes. Have a good day.

  4. Hello, I really liked your post. I currently do concrete work for a full time job… been doing it for about 15 years. I too know the importance of great blood flow. Not only when it’s cold but as well when it’s hot.
    As I’ve gotten older I have seen the benefits of eating healthy, however it comes at a cost… as everything does. Having healthy habits has pushed me into gardening.
    That salad really looks good in the middle of the page by the way.
    This post and website will make it easier to know what I will be planting in my garden. I will definitely be bookmarking this site.
    Thank you.

    • Hello jinkens27 it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help and thanks a million for those kind word all the best to you and wishing you the best of success.

  5. Hey, Norman!

    A very useful article, my friend,
    You know, it happens very often that you find yourself still young and full of life, but you have really no respect for your health lifestyle,

    What i mean is that one should start taking care of his diet and keep his body in a good shape, before health issues start taking control!

    With articles such as this ou there, awareness can be raised and young folks around the world would change their attitudes and learn how to live better,

    Thank you for the good read,

  6. This is a great article and information. I currently have a raised garden and am growing red peppers. I was not aware that it would also increase my blood flow, I just enjoy the flavor.

    I will have to print your list out and start growing for delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs in my garden.

    Thanks for writing this article.

    • Hello Karden it is so good to meet you and thanks a million for those kind words. I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good night.

  7. This post really resonated with me — I was suffering from headaches and switched my diet to a more natural one, and started eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and the headaches went away. I think you are correct, that many foods are cleansing to our systems and enhance blood flow. Can’t wait to read more!

    • Hello Amy it is such a pleasure to meet you and thanks for commenting. I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and wishing you the best of success and continual health.Have a good day.


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