Aging brings on many unwanted health conditions including poor circulation. Weakened blood vessels and sedentary lifestyle are the main factors that contribute to this condition. The first thing most people notice when blood circulations slows down is cold feet. This, however, does not require immediate medical treatment, but it does signal that some changes need to be made, especially regarding your lifestyle. Taking up some physical activity along with some natural remedies (most of which are on your kitchen shelves) is highly recommended.
Water is the n.1 substance that our health depends on. In fact, water is vital for every body function including proper circulation. So, if you don’t have enough water in your organism, your blood pressure falls and your circulation slows down. The average amount of water you should drink every day is between 1.5l and 2l.
This is a very versatile vegetable that can be used in a number of ways: dried, ground, or fresh – it all depends on your taste. When eaten, this food causes a tingling sensation in your tongue and also makes your cheeks redden, which is a result of increased blood flow in your capillaries. Have in mind though that chili peppers are not recommended if you suffer from dilated capillaries. Plus, chili peppers trigger food cravings, so they are better avoided during a diet.
This product is easily obtained in pharmacies. It can be bought in the form of capsules or pills. It’s a great tool for stimulating the blood flow in capillaries, particularly those in your brain, which makes this supplement an excellent memory enhancer.
Wheat germs are commonly available at the healthy food stores. Abounding in vitamin E, which fortifies blood vessels, these can be added to your morning cereals or to some other meal like salads or sandwiches. You can also buy breads which contain it.
Horse chestnut extract is widely known for its health benefits, especially in relation to venous circulation. It contains aescin, an ingredient which reduces inflammations and strengthens the vein walls.
An excellent antibiotic, garlic can be consumed in a variety of ways. It is extremely beneficial when crushed and mixed with a spoon of honey and consumed on regular daily basis. If you worry about its repellent smell, have in mind that its health benefits outweigh its smell by large. What’s more, garlic improves blood vessel health because it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure levels, thus maintaining your blood density and inhibiting the formation of blood clots.
Iron is another element essential for the proper function of the circulatory system. It’s important for keeping the erythrocytes high and for preventing fatigue and excessive heat loss. The best sources of iron are fish, red meat and green vegetables. As excessive iron intake can cause a number of health issues, it’s best to consult a doctor before taking any iron supplements.
Fish oil is extremely efficient in cleaning your blood vessel walls from any fat layers, thus promoting proper blood flow. Plus, it increases the good cholesterol in your body. You can consume it by eating fish (trout, salmon, sardine, herring…) at least once a week, or with dietary supplements.
Either used as a spice or ground and made into tea (this gives a stronger effect!), ginger heats up the whole body by repressing the blood to the capillaries at the skin surface.
Ginger, cinnamon and rosemary essential oil
What these essential oils do is spread the capillaries so a higher amount of blood comes to the skin surface, thus heating you up. Read the directions on the bottle first so that you know how to dilute the oil before massaging it into your skin.