Healthy blood flow is a vital key to living a healthier, longer, and more youthful life. This is because your blood contains oxygen, proteins, enzymes, youthful hormones, and other nutrients that will help heal and repair your body.
Poor circulation because of plaque buildup or thicker blood can cause blood pressure problems, and of course, may lead to more serious heart health problems.
If you want to improve your skin, hair, memory, muscle size, and even your performance in bed, you must have healthy circulation.
And the older we get, the worse our circulation becomes.
And today I’m going to reveal 3 fruits to regulate plaque build-up and support healthy blood flow.
Pomegranates are super high in antioxidants (vitamin C and polyphenols found in wine).
It also stimulates Nitric Oxide levels, which helps open your arteries and support healthy blood flow. This is especially important for men who have erectile problems.
Don’t drink pomegranate juice because of the spike in blood sugar and insulin levels. It’s all sugar.
It’s better to eat the fruit, including the seeds – which contain the majority of the vitamins, fiber, and essential fats.
Or if you want to save the calories or you just don’t have the time or desire to peel and eat pomegranates, then I suggest you take the extract in pill form.
Melons are very healthy and watermelon is extra healthy for your heart.
A 2011 study by University of Kentucky researchers found that watermelon helps reduce the build-up of plaque in the arteries
In addition, the amino acid L-citrulline found in watermelon helps support healthy blood pressure. It helps widen the blood vessels by stimulating nitric oxide production, which is how drugs like Viagra work indirectly.
Moreover, watermelon helps modify blood lipids and lowers belly fat accumulation, which in turn reduces the risks associated with coronary artery plaque accumulation and heart problems.
Avocados are a very interesting food. First, most people don’t know that it’s a fruit because it has a seed.
Yet, the majority of the calories come from fats and that’s why I personally categorize avocados more as a FAT…. even though technically it’s a fruit and that’s why it’s mentioned in today’s article.
And it’s a good, natural healthy fat, especially for your heart. It’s primarily monounsaturated fat but does contain some polyunsaturated fats as well.
A 1996 study done by researchers in Mexico found that people who ate avocado every day for one week experienced an average 17% drop in total blood cholesterol.
What’s more, their levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol decreased and HDL (“good”) cholesterol increased.
Another benefit is that it also prevents blood sugar spikes, which is important for healthy circulation.
It contains vitamin E, which prevents cholesterol from oxidizing and also helps naturally thin the blood and thus, support healthy blood flow. It’s also high in potassium, which helps healthy blood pressure.
Improving blood flow is extremely important for your health, fitness and longevity. Try to eat some pomegranates, watermelon and/or avocados daily or at least 3x weekly.