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Which foods can actively help improve blood circulation in the body?

Herbal remedies such as ginkgo biloba can help improve blood circulation but so too can many of the regular foods we eat.

Five of the most effective circulation boosting foods are as follows:

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of vitamin E which research has shown can help reduce the stickiness of blood and therefore lower the likelihood of blood clots forming.

Oranges
The high levels of vitamin C and bioflavonoids in oranges help the flow of blood through your body by strengthening the capillary walls.

Nuts
Nuts contain niacin, or vitamin B3 as it is sometimes referred to, which essentially gives your blood a boost and therefore can prevent circulation problems.

Watermelon
Watermelons are rich in lycopene which can help prevent a buildup of plaque (a substance that can interfere with blood flow) in the arteries and therefore ensure healthy blood circulation.

Garlic
Blood circulation is another of the many strings to garlic's bow. It can help prevent the accumulation of plaque and in some cases actively reduce it.

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