Improving blood circulation is a key factor for good health. Our fitness trainer Sarah Robichaud teaches us how to get our blood pumping.
Here are Sarah's everyday tips to improve your circulation.
Diet and exercise are so important to help maintain good circulation but there are some foods that will help boost the blood flow. Here are her three favourite:
Ginger is known for helping nausea and digestion problems as well as increasing blood circulation. Ginger can be eaten raw or added to foods or why not try ginger tea.
Watermelons are rich in lycopene, which is a natural antioxidant linked to improving circulation. Lycopene is a natural pigment which gives certain foods their reddish colour. Tomatoes, pink grapefruit and apricots also contain lycopene.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, which is shown to help keep blood clots from forming. They are great at helping improve circulation. Likewise so are foods such as olives, nuts and pumpkin seeds.