Blood vessels facilitate the flow of blood, thereby providing nutrients and oxygen to cells and organs. This action also keeps the brain operational. Genuine health depends on how well aligned the musculoskeletal frame is and the way blood flows in your veins and arteries.   

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A research team led by Edith Cowan University (ECU) has shown that higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage, is related to less extensive vascular disease in older women. The research published in the British Journal of Nutrition established that those with a diet comprising more cruciferous vegetables had a lower chance of getting an intensive build-up of calcium in the aorta, a key marker for structural vascular disease. One particular constituent found abundantly in cruciferous vegetables is naphthoquinone which can be involved in inhibiting the calcification process that happens in our blood vessels. 

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Foods that extend blood flow and circulation:  

Pomegranates: Pomegranates have historically been consumed and used as a preventive and therapeutic agent. They are considered an expensive source of a range of phytochemicals that boost the fruit’s strong antioxidative and anti-inflammatory potential. 

Beet and nitrate-rich vegetables: According to, like  pomegranates, beets are nitrate-rich, which helps the body synthesise gas. 

Berries: Strawberries and raspberries have a phytochemical called ellagic acid, an antioxidant that helps fight cancer in several ways. 

Fatty Fish: An exploration study by the University of Kentucky shows that fish oil increases peripheral capillary somatic cell velocity in humans.  “Fish oils containing n-3 fatty acids are shown in humans to decrease platelet aggregation in vitro, lower plasma triglycerides, and to extend bleeding time,” the study states.

Citrus fruits: In addition to being rich in antioxidants, citrus fruits (such as grapefruit, oranges, and lemons) are brimming with flavonoids that have a beneficial effect on blood pressure and boosts gas production. All this ultimately aids blood flow.