Blood vessels, particularly the main artery from the heart becomes thicker, stiffer, and less flexible during the aging process. Your heart work extra hard in order to pump more blood to the whole body as a result. Some people often experience an increase in blood pressure, dizziness, memory loss, cold limbs and chronic fatigue because of the hardening of their blood vessels and insufficient blood flow to their whole body. Serious cases may even lead to stroke and heart attack.
Sharp memories, flexible body free from pain and stiffness, and a fully-charged energy level could be achieved by improving your circulatory health with the support of strong blood vessels and a smooth blood circulation.
Here are 3 DIET TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BLOOD VESSELS STRONG
1. Ensure a full supply of natural anti-oxidant
The way to keep your blood vessels strong is to keep the endothelium (a layer of cells that line the inside of your blood vessels) healthy. Endothelium regulate immune and inflammatory responses, modulate blood flow and forms an anticoagulant barrier, which allows blood to flow without clotting. Damaged endothelium may cause serious problem like hardening of the arteries. Clinical study indicates that consumption of Hesperidin (a type of antioxidant) may reduce endothelial dysfunction. Other types of anti-oxidant such as resveratrol found in red wine and French Pine barks also improve blood vessels elasticity.
2. Cleanse your blood
Excess accumulation of wastes and toxins in the blood streams accelerate blood vessel aging process. One super food one can consider is chlorella, which is used as a natural detox agent, and at the same time it alkalizes the body. Its molecular structure allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides. Its Chlorophyll content aids the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity by stimulating red blood cell production. In addition, free radicals from environment pollution and bodily stress build up in blood stream can be extremely harmful, leading to mutation and dysfunction of healthy cells. Consume food rich in OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins), vitamin A,C and E from grapes, berries and avocados and so on regularly helps get rid of free radicals in blood stream.
3. Manage your blood lipid profile
Taking food rich in Omega 3 fatty acids maintains healthy blood lipid profile and it is vital to prevent excess plaque formation from oxidation of blood lipid in the blood stream. High quality Omega 3 helps reduce “bad fat” and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level, which in turn promote healthy blood circulation.