It keeps us healthy.
It stops inflammation, the cause of almost every major sickness. Keep it circulating right and the human body is an amazing thing, constantly flushing out the bad, and absorbing the good.
The best ways to improve and maintain good circulation is through diet and exercise- of course.
Assuming we got the exercise part down (I know I’m still working on that), what are the best foods we can eat to improve circulation?
There are tons out there. Mostly, if it’s classified as “healthy” than it’s probably good for your circulation.
I like to keep 3 in mind, just to make sure I am always adding that special touch that can boost my circulation, providing they are tasty too of course!
So, here are my 3 Favorite Foods for Better Circulation, and how to use them!
With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, this super food will make your gut very happy. It is a super de-toxifier ingredient and fights off sickness.
Reading books on Longevity diets, it is the Mediterranean diet that reigns supreme to all other diets, and it is a diet with lots of garlic and onions. Think Marinara sauce, Bruschetta, Ratatouille, Pesto, Hummus, Tzatziki, Greek Lemon-Garlic Chicken. Garlic fragrants these countries so much it is a memory your nose cannot forget.
That’s a great thing because every time I cook with Garlic it takes me straight to Italy or France!
Very similar to Garlic in its beneficial properties. Another antioxidant. When I put it in my smoothies, I can literally feel my body “wake up”. That’s great circulation!
But, many Americans don’t know how to incorporate ginger into their diet. My favorite is in Carrot-Ginger Soup, Vegan Spring Rolls, Asian Salad Dressing, and Ginger and Honey Tea.
3. Cayenne Pepper
Another heat up kind-of-spice. This is another detoxifier that will help improve your body’s immunity.
Add just a little to your smoothies, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, soups, or bean dishes like Tuscan White Bean Stew.
Keep it spicy!
With exercise and eating more of these superstar ingredients, you will not only improve your circulation, but feel more energized too!