Proper blood circulation is an important part of our well-being, a contributing factor to many health conditions, and effects the entire body. Sedentary lifestyles, excessive smoking and/or drinking, caffeine, and poor eating habits can contribute to a decrease in circulation. However, there are several ways to improve your circulation. These include: Exercising (even light aerobic exercise), Massage (helps move blood through congested areas), Hydrotherapy, Turmeric (due to presence of curcumin), Cayenne Peppers (presence of capsaicin), and Coconut Oil (relieves inflammation of arteries).
- Coconut oil can help with blood circulation. You can either drink 2 to 3 tablespoons a day or you can massage your legs and hands with it.
- Eating dark chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa can help as well. It has to be 70 percent at least in order for it to help.
- Ginger can help with blood circulation. You can have ginger tea, ginger slices, and you can even get ginger tablets prescribed to you.
“Poor blood circulation can affect the entire body, including the brain, heart, liver, kidneys and the limbs.”