According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the best time to take care your heart health. This is because the energy is at its peak in your heart system during the summer according to the energy flow in the meridian systems. The first step to improve your heart function is to purify your blood; this will reduce the stress of your heart to circulate the blood in your body. Here are some BEST food choices to purify your blood.
1. Green pepper – Prevents blood clotting
Green pepper is not just green in the color; it is also loaded with nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotene, believe it or not, these nutrients play an important role in preventing blood clotting. Green pepper also contains chlorophyll that can effectively remove the toxins in the blood. Here is one little trick,in order to make vitamin C and carotene more easily absorbed by the body, it is better to cook green peppers with oil.
2. Yeast – Enhances the function of insulin
Do you know that yeast is rich in chromium? This nutrient can enhance the function of insulin and has a therapeutic effect on people with diabetes. A glass of fruit juice with half a teaspoon of yeast at breakfast is all you need; it also helps remove excess fat and cholesterol in your body.
3. Green tea – Regulates blood pressure and blood sugar
Some of us enjoy a cup of warm tea early in the morning to wake up our body and mind. Why green tea? Green tea can reduce the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also contains a special organic component called catechol, which presents in the catechinsin the green tea.Catecholprovidesa wide range of protection against human diseases, such as thecell oxidation, high blood pressure, and poor blood circulation. Green tea is also well researched for promoting weight loss.
In addition to drinking the green tea, you can also add the green tea leaves to your cooking. For example, spread a small amount of grounded green tea leaves on the pasta and bread, or even in your soups, this not only adds more nutrition to your food but also enhances the taste and flavor of your soups.
4. Black Bean – Blood Circulation Catalyst
Do you know that black beans can prevent gray hairs?Black beans can also promote the blood circulation, regulate your gastrointestinal function, and boost your metabolic capacity. This may contribute to the rich content of anthocyanin in the black beans, which is a polyphenolic compound that has many health benefits including improving the blood circulation, cancer prevention and anti-aging, and it is extremely easily absorbed by the body.
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, black colored foods such as black beans and black sesame seedsareexcellent food choices to nourish the kidneys and reduce gray hairs.
5. Kiwifruit – Enhances the flexibility of your blood vessels
Do you know that the vitamin C content in kiwifruit is very high? 100 grams of kiwifruit contains 69 mg of vitamin C, which is one of the essential nutrients for the synthesis of collagen. Kiwifruit can enhance the flexibility of the blood vessels and helps regulate the blood pressure. In addition, kiwifruit can also improve your appetite and enhance your sleep quality.
It is better to keep the skin when you make kiwi juices because the skin of kiwifruit also contains nutrients for cleansing the blood. What is even better, the skin also adds more flavor to the juice.
6. Kelp – Cleanses the blood
Kelp is rich in iodine; therefore regular consumption of kelp can prevent iodine deficiency in the body. Some of the ingredients in kelp also have the capacity to combine withthe harmful substances in the blood and remove them out of the body. In addition, kelp also plays a unique role in weight loss by boosting your metabolism.
7. Buckwheat – Strengthens the blood vessels
The nutrition of buckwheat is quite balanced. For example, the unique lysine, tryptophan, and methionine in buckwheat are all essential amino acids for the blood. No wonder the buckwheat is known as a “perfect food” for the blood.
In addition, buckwheat also contains vitamin B1, which is necessary for blood circulation, vitamin B2, which promotes the metabolism of the blood, choline, and niacin and other nutrients. These nutrients can improve your blood lipid profile, purify the blood, and strengthen the blood vessels.
8. Cabbage – Improvesthe elasticity of the blood vessels
Cabbage is a great contributor to your blood health. In addition to vitamin C, potassium, calcium, dietary fiber, it also containspotentantioxidantssuch as isothiocyanate, as well as rare vitamins U and K. These vitamins protect the vascular mucosa, promote blood circulation, and make blood vessels stronger and more elastic. In addition, cabbage also has the function of protecting the mucosal cells, preventsand treats gastritis and gastric ulcers based on many clinical studies. Believe it or not, cabbage has been used in many herbal formulas as a stomach acid.
9. Seaweed – An excellent blood detoxifier
Many people are not aware that seaweed contains magical fucoidan, it not only enhances the liver function but also improves the immunity.Seaweed also contains unique seaweed mucus, which removes the excessive the sodium in the bloodstream andpurifies the blood.Regular consumption of seaweed can improve your immune function, boost metabolism, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, soften the blood vessels, increase the myocardial vitality, enhance the detoxification and promote weight loss.
10. Celery – Maintains the stability of the blood pressure
Regular consumption of celery can help reduce high blood pressure due to its rich content of potassium and apigenin. Apigenin is a natural color compound found in many fruits and vegetables, such as celery, parsley, onions, oranges, and chamomile. According to the studies, apigenin has many amazing health benefits, including cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, sleep improvement, blood sugar reduction and anti-aging. You can also drink the celery juice to enjoy its amazing health benefits.
11. Grapes – Inhibit platelet aggregation
You may not aware that platelet aggregation is part of the process that leads to the formation of a thrombus (clot). Red grapes contain resveratrol, a potent anti-oxidant that lowers your cholesterol and benefit your heart function. Resveratrol has been well studied to lower the cholesterol and inhibit platelet aggregation. For this reason, grapes are ideal for cleansing the blood and slowing down the aging process.Compared to the red grapes, black grapes contain a higher amount of minerals such as potassium, magnesium,and calcium, which help improve your sleep quality and prevent fatigue.
Apple is another effective blood cleanser; it also improves the efficiency of your lymphatic system.In addition, apple juice can help stimulate the peristalsis of your gastrointestinal system and aids digestion.
What are your favorite blood cleansing food choices? Please share with us.
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“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” ~Iyengar