Food Facts

Eat Your Heart Out Part 2

December 7, 2016

There are certain things that happens to a person as they age that have been accepted by society as part and parcel of getting old. Breathlessness, varicose veins, poor memory, sluggish mental function, leg pains, erectile dysfunction, etc.

These symptoms of growing old also happen to be the same symptoms a person with poor blood circulation experiences. It is, however, not the age of the person that makes a person feel old but the condition of their body.

The circulatory system is responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrient rich blood, which feeds your cells; and removing metabolic waste from cells through a network of arteries, capillaries and veins. Your circulatory system is 100,000 km when laid end to, it reaches every single cell in your body.

What happens to cells that do not receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients? They malfunction or die. Poor circulation leads to “old people” problems because the cells are not receiving what it needs. The nutrient rich blood is unable to reach the cell.

If your brain is deprived of nutrients and oxygen, it is bound to be sluggish and not function properly. If vessels in your feet are unable to defeat gravity and move metabolic waste away, your feet will swell. If blood flow is poor, it should be obvious why there will be trouble getting an erection.

The body is beautifully constructed and has the ability to heal itself. Age is a number and health is an age.

You can improve your blood flow and give your body the ability to nourish all its cells once again by eating right, exercise, reducing stress and if you smoke, give it up. To stop smoking, I recommend Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking. It worked for me.

Yoga is a great way to get your blood going and increase both strength and flexibility. I have heard that yoga is the fountain of youth.

A balanced diet is an excellent way to nourish the body but to supercharge the circulatory system you can add a generous amount of garlic and ginger to your diet. Both these foods have been used since ancient times to promote good health and circulation. Ginger stimulates body tissues and garlic cleanses the blood, lowers cholesterol, tones the heart and keeps blood vessels healthy. Ginkgo Bilbao and Cayenne peppers are also terrific for circulation.