Poor circulation is a frequent problem that causes cellulitis, cold hands and feet, nocturnal cramps, among other symptoms. When the walls of blood vessels lose elasticity, blood circulation becomes difficult.
Middle-aged people and senior citizens are the most prone to poor circulation. This is especially true in those who suffer from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and others. Poor circulation tends to seriously damage the brain, legs, heart and other important organs.
One of the factors that cause the occurrence of circulatory problems is the accumulation of lipids in the walls of blood vessels, although the reasons why a circulatory disorder occurs may be diverse. “Heat can affect your circulation so in Summer months, and on particularly hot days, many people notice the annoying symptoms more, such as fluid retention, heaviness in the legs, elongation and nocturnal cramps.”
FOODS TO AVOID:
Saturated fats: whole dairy, cream, butter, sausage, bacon, industrial confectionery made with coconut or palm oils, numerous, ready-made dishes, etc.
- Sodium: Salt is the main source of sodium in food. This mineral has the property of retaining water, so an excess of sodium can be related to circulatory disorders and fluid retention. Do not abuse foods rich in sodium (salt). Pay attention when you eat olives, cured cheeses, sausages, etc. Also, those to which a significant amount of salt has been added during its processing (pickles, seasonings, preserves, French fries ….)
- Toxic Substances: There are substances such as coffee, alcohol or tobacco, which, because of their composition and their toxin content, are contraindicated in case of circulatory problems.
- Polyunsaturated fats: It has the ability to decrease the viscosity of the blood, thus favoring the bloodstream. These types of fats are found in seed oils (sunflower, corn, soy …), nuts and blue fish. Specially nuts and fish.
- Potassium: Unlike Sodium, it has the property of eliminating water, so it is interesting to include in the diet foods containing this mineral, such as vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, yeast and legumes. Special attention to berries, apples, oranges, peaches and pumpkin seeds.
- Fiber: Vegetable foods are rich in fiber, a very beneficial element in case of problems with circulation, since fiber has the ability to capture certain substances at the intestinal level preventing their absorption, including cholesterol and fats. Hence the importance of including plenty of vegetables every day and at every meal, especially if you suffer from circulatory problems.
- Also important is the supplements intake. For this- need we recommend CoQ10, Grape seed and shark liver oil. For more information about this topic or any health matter please visit us on www.salud.bz or call us on 1-800-299-7917 and ask for our weekly offers.
LIQUIDS AND EXERCISES:
When circulation problems occur, it is important in addition to following an abundant vegetable diet, increase the consumption of fluids, as they facilitate the elimination of toxins and improve blood circulation.
- Water is the most recommended drink. You can get enough water through various means, like fruits or vegetables and vegetable broth. Drinking tea is also a great way to get enough water. Red tea, dandelion or orthosiphon are especially advisable thanks to their diuretic properties. Also available is our detox and wellness tea is a unique blend of 9 wholesome ingredients, it contains ginger and green tea to support digestion and a healthy metabolism, bringing balance back to your wellness regimen.
- Exercising regularly (walking, swimming, running), moving your legs or stretching your legs for a few minutes is the best way to improve symptoms associated with poor circulation.