Add These 11 Circulation-Boosting Superfoods to Your Diet Today

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes into cardiac arrest.

The U.S. sees roughly 805,000 cases each year…

And almost 1,000 deaths every day.

Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

In fact, 1 in 7 deaths are attributed to heart disease.

And one of the leading causes of heart disease is poor circulation.

Early warning signs of poor circulation include:

  • A tingling feeling in the limbs
  • Numbness in the extremities
  • Stinging or pulsating pain
  • Muscle cramps.

Luckily, there are easy ways to get your blood pumping through your body and keep your ticker working the way it should.

Healthy blood flow starts with a healthy diet. You can fight – and even reverse – poor circulation by adding these superfoods to your diet today…

A Fishy Story

One of the most beneficial foods out there is wild-caught salmon.

You probably already know about the benefits of the generous amounts of omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon. But here’s an added bonus you might not have heard about…

Salmon contains natural blood-thinning properties and anticoagulants… which make it an easy (and delicious) way to tackle poor circulation. That’s in no small part why we agree with the American Heart Association’s guideline that everyone should eat at least two servings per week.

Foods rich in vitamin C, like oranges and grapefruits, are also natural blood thinners. What’s more, some studies have shown that vitamin C slows down the hardening of arteries and can prevent plaque buildup.

Dig This

Just a handful of years ago, the No. 1 buyer of kale was Pizza Hut. And it’s not because Pizza Hut was serving it… Kale was just being used as a garnish at the pizza chain’s salad bars.

Now that we’ve discovered this superfood’s superpowers, that’s no longer the case.

This leafy green’s leaves are so green because they’re rich in chlorophyll.

That’s important because on a molecular level, chlorophyll is very similar to hemoglobin – which is the protein that moves oxygen through the bloodstream.

It helps replenish the body’s red blood cell count.

And if you want to double down on improving your circulation, try adding beets to your kale salad.

Studies have shown that the level of nitrates in beets can elevate plasma nitrite levels, which influence blood pressure.

Honorable Mention

The list of circulation-improving foods isn’t limited to just the above.

It’s also worth considering…

Chili and cayenne pepper. Eaten raw or as dried spices, these spicy little numbers have been proven to improve circulation, reduce plaque buildup in the arteries and fortify blood vessels.

Ginkgo biloba. This natural memory enhancer stimulates better brain function by increasing blood flow not just to the brain but also throughout the entire body. It’s a cheap and easy way to improve circulation.

Apricots, tomatoes and watermelon. These fruits are the beneficiaries of a healthy dose of the antioxidant lycopene, which gives them their reddish color. While protecting the body from free radicals, this antioxidant also reduces plaque buildup that can lead to reduced blood flow.

Pair any or all of these ingredients with some occasional exercise and the blood will be flowing better, you’ll have more energy during the day, you’ll have an easier time falling asleep and your heart will be all the stronger for it.

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