Top 3 Drinks to Improve Blood Circulation

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If you have DVT, varicose veins or other vein concerns, you likely want to improve blood circulation. Luckily, there are many drinks and foods that can help your circulation.

How to Improve Blood Circulation Naturally

There are several ways to improve blood circulation naturally, including elevating your legs, staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and quitting smoking. What you eat and drink can also have an impact. Here’s what to drink to improve blood circulation:

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Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice is rich in polyphenol antioxidants, which research suggests can improve blood circulation. This juice also has nutrients, including vitamin C, which strengthens blood vessels and can improve blood flow in that way. Pomegranate juice also has nitrate, which can widen blood vessels and facilitate blood flow. If you live with varicose veins, you may also appreciate that pomegranate juice has anti-inflammatory properties.

Tea

Some teas contain antioxidants, which can improve blood circulation by protecting you from the free radicals that can lead to clogged arteries. When choosing tea, select green and black varieties, which have the most antioxidants. Ginger tea is also an excellent choice, since ginger has specifically been found to improve blood flow. It is considered a vasodilator, which means it widens blood vessels and thus enhances blood flow.

Beetroot Juice

Beets can dilate the blood vessels, and in doing so increase blood flow throughout your body. Beetroot juice can also help lower your blood pressure, which is often a problem when your arteries are partly blocked. Plus, beets have nitrate, which your body uses to make nitric oxide, a compound that increases blood flow by widening blood vessels.

Bonus: Water!

Blood is mostly water, so it is logical that staying hydrated with water can support healthy blood flow. Interestingly, experts suggest drinking warm water rather than cold, since icy water can cause veins to contract temporarily. Most adults should drink up to two liters of water daily. You may want to carry a water container that lets you measure how much you are drinking to keep track of your consumption.

How to Improve Blood Circulation in Your Legs

Improving blood circulation is not just about drinking more fluids. You will also want to:

  • Stay active and exercise regularly.
  • Avoid long periods of inactivity.
  • Address any underlying conditions with your doctor.
  • Wear compression socks if you’re at risk of poor circulation.

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If you have vein conditions such as DVT or varicose veins, you may wish to pursue a number of lifestyle changes to improve circulation. At the same time, these conditions are unlikely to resolve with just juices and water. Founded in 2001 by Dr. John D. Horowitz, Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center has a team of highly respected medical professionals with multiple accreditation and innovative treatment options to serve you.

If you would like to explore minimally invasive varicose vein therapies and options for other vein conditions, contact Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center to make an appointment with a skilled vascular surgeon.

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