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    Foods that improve circulation

    One of the factors that cause circulatory problems arise is the accumulation of lipids in the blood vessel walls, although the reasons for a circulatory disorder occurs may be different. The heat is not an ally of the circulation so in the summer months, especially in the hottest days, many people find most annoying symptoms such as fluid retention, heaviness in the legs, lethargy and night cramps.


    Food unsuitable

    One of the factors which impact more negatively on the circulation of the blood, is the saturated fat content of foods. This type of fat found in whole milk, cream, butter, sausages, bacon, industrial repostar√*a made ​​from coconut or palm oil, many ready meals, etc.. Excessive consumption of foods high in saturated fat tends to increase levels of plasma triglycerides and cholesterol and increases blood viscosity, which hinders their movement. Another aspect to consider is the salt content of the diet. Salt is the main source of sodium in the diet, a mineral that has the property of retaining water, so that excess sodium may be related to circulatory disorders and fluid retention. Therefore, it should monitor the amount of salt used for flavoring dishes, and not abuse of foods high in sodium (or salt) as olives, cheeses, sausages and those who have been added an amount important salt during preparation (pickled, salted, canned, chips ...). There are also substances such as coffee, alcohol or snuff, which by its composition and toxin content are contraindicated in case of suffering from circulatory problems.


    Recommended Foods

    There are different foods that thanks to its composition and characteristics, helping to improve blood circulation problems. Polyunsaturated fat unlike saturated fat, has the ability to decrease the viscosity of the blood, which favors the bloodstream. This type of fat found in seed oils (sunflower, corn, soy ...), nuts and oily fish. In addition, these fats raise the "good cholesterol" and make the "bad" cholesterol does not accumulate around the arteries, thereby avoiding the formation of plaque in blood vessel walls. It is also beneficial to eat foods rich in potassium. Potassium, unlike sodium, has the ability to remove water so it is interesting to include in the diet foods that contain this mineral, such as fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, yeast and legumes. In addition, plant foods are high fiber, a very beneficial if they suffer circulation problems, as the fiber has the ability to capture certain substances preventing their absorption in the intestine, including cholesterol and fats. Hence the importance of including plenty of vegetables each day and at every meal, especially if you suffer from circulatory problems.




    Fluid intake

    When problems of circulation, it is also important to eat a diet rich in vegetables, increase fluid intake, since they facilitate the removal of toxins and improves circulation.
    Water is the beverage recommended, although there are other drinks beneficial and in some cases are easier to take as fruit and vegetable juices or vegetable broths. One way to increase your water intake is in the form of infusions. They are especially recommended the red tea, dandelion or ortosifón due to its diuretic action. There are also studies showing that regular consumption of red tea improves blood circulation, so a cup of this tea a day could be beneficial if they suffer from circulatory problems.

    And exercise regularly (walking, swimming, running ...), move your legs or lie down with legs up a few minutes, is the best way to promote venous return and improve symptoms associated with poor circulation.

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    nice tips.

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    Great tips!!!thanks for sharing.

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    Great advice here. I especially love the part about sodium and water retention. Very important factor that sometimes goes unsaid.

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    really very important tips.

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