10 Foods That Help Improve Circulation

16th September 2013 by stefanie

10 Foods that Help Improve Circulation

The breakdown:


Research has shown that Omega-3s, like those found in avocado, can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Ginkgo Biloba

This plant dilates blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through them more freely.

Dark Chocolate

The flavonoids in chocolate has been shown to help improve circulation. So go ahead and reach for a chocolate bar—but look for high cocoa content for the most health benefits.

Sunflower seeds

Along with pumpkin seeds, olives, and other foods rich in vitamin E, sunflower seeds are great for circulation because they help prevent the formation of blood clots.

Cayenne pepper

Add cayenne pepper to your food for its wide variety of benefits, including stronger veins and arteries.


Garlic is antiseptic in nature. It cleans your blood and blood vessels of plaque.


The vitamin C in citrus fruits like oranges thins your blood naturally and can help prevent plaque from building up on the walls of your blood vessels.

Goji berries

Goji berries were all the rage a couple of years ago. Full of fiber and antioxidants, they benefit circulation and can help boost immunity.


Lycopene, a natural antioxidant shown to help with blood flow, is found in watermelon, tomatoes, and pink grapefruit. Bonus: watermelon also has a high water content, which helps keep you hydrated.

Ginger root

However you take your ginger, you can enjoy it knowing it’s benefiting your blood flow.






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