Your Cheat Sheet for Better Circulation

Food and science concept. Dietitian. Nutrition.Do you want a healthy heart? Sure you do. Who doesn’t?

If you want to give your heart the best atmosphere to pump blood to all your vital organs, you’ll want to prioritize circulation.


The less resistance that blood faces moving through your body, the better chance you have of avoiding a severe cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke.

Regular exercise is a key component of good circulation. When your body is moving, your heart is pumping blood. It can help relax veins and arteries and ensure all your organs are getting what they need.

If you haven’t exercised in a while or have existing heart problems, talk to your doctor before including activity in your lifestyle. You don’t want to overdo it out of the gate and put yourself at risk.

Staying hydrated can also help with circulation. Having enough water can reduce the thickness of blood, so it moves through blood vessels with less resistance.

Eating a nutrient-rich diet can also help with circulation. Fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can help reduce inflammation and contribute to healthy veins.

These foods are also high in fiber, which contributes to better blood flow.

On the other hand, processed and high-sugar foods can cause plaque to accumulate along arterial walls and make blood flow much more difficult.


Avoid sitting for too long. The longer you sit, the more likely blood will pool in your blood vessels. Try to stand up and move around for at least five minutes every hour.

Drinking in moderation can also help with circulation. Too much alcohol – more than one or two standard drinks per day – can contribute to rigid blood vessels.

Try to include more healthy fats in your diet. Foods like avocado, olive oil, nuts, and fatty fish can boost good “HDL” cholesterol, which can help remove plaque buildup along arterial walls that hardens veins and arteries.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.