Poor circulation can lead to major or minor health problems. Someone recently asked me what food would be helpful for circulation. I had to answer with a question. Why are you asking? What kind of symptoms do you have to cause you to be concerned about your circulation? The subject at hand was about almonds.
Yes, almonds are a healthy food that will benefit your circulation because they are rich in several nutrients your body needs to function well. However, one food or activity alone will not solve any health problem. It takes the synergy of a variety of foods, nutrients, and activity to have good circulation.
What do we mean when we refer to circulation?
The way I understand circulation is that it is how and where the blood flows throughout our body. This is called the circulatory system. If at any point blood flow is restricted to any degree to any part of the body, that body part will be affected. That in turn can affect other functions of the body.
When we eat, food is broken down in the digestive tract, and eventually nutrients from that food are absorbed and assimilated into our blood stream. The blood then flows through our veins and arteries delivering nutrients to each and every part of the body.
The blood also carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body through the circulatory system.
The main pump that keeps the blood moving is, of course, the heart. The lymph system also helps in the distribution process. It transports nutrients to the trillions of cells in the body as well as transporting toxins out of the body.
The human body that God designed is quite an amazing machine.
Here are 50 things you need to know about circulation. They are broken down into 5 groups with 10 in each group.
10 Health problems associated with poor circulation
- Cold, numb, tingling, throbbing feet and/or hands
- Shortness of breath
- Tired feeling
- Brain fog
- High blood pressure
- Varicose veins
- Heart disease
- Blood clots
- Brisk walking
- Lift knees and swing arms with palms facing forward when walking
- Open and close hands with arms raised above the head
- Isometric exercise
- Don’t let gravity take over – stand tall – sit straight – head high
- Breathe deep and complete
- Stay active – don’t sit for long periods of time – move around
- Learn exercises you can do while sitting
- Try to have at least one hobby that is active
- Actively participate in a sport you can do the rest of your life
10 Good Choices of Foods for healthier circulation
- Red bell peppers
- Raw almonds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil
- Fresh eggs from free range chickens from a known source
- Sprouted grain bread
- Cayenne pepper
10 Supplements that can enhance circulation
- Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus
- Vitamin E
- Tre’ – pomegranate, acai berry juice, plus
- Vitamin B
- Lipotropic Adjunct – fat emulsifiers
- Garlic Allium
- Formula IV Plus – whole grain lipids and sterols plus vitamins and minerals
Of course, there are other things that could be added to these lists. Things like stress levels, foods you should avoid, the amount of sleep you get, and the entire balance of your life all play a part in how well your circulation feeds every one of those trillions of cells.
Share in the comment section below what 3 things you do to improve your circulation.
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Pat has been married to the same man for over 51 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren. Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle. This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition. Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others. Her goal is to share with others the things she has learned and is still learning about having the BEST REAL HEALTH possible.
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