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Blood Thinning Foods
Due to sedentary jobs or inactive lifestyles or increase in Vitamin K in your blood, your blood becomes dense and thick. Dense and thick blood cannot flow smoothly in your blood vessels or arteries. Rate of blood clotting and clogging becomes high; thus your organs do not get sufficient supply of blood without which you can suffer from major health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke, heart failure etc. Therefore you need to keep your blood thin. Given below, are a few blood thinning foods, which will help to thin your blood.
Most of the spices are very effective blood thinner. Garlic, ginger, turmeric etc. can be kept at the top list. Garlic is rich in antioxidants such as allicin, selenium etc. These antioxidants are so powerful that they can fight and kill even cancer cells. Garlic builds your immune system and keeps your blood flow smooth in your blood vessels and arteries. This happens because garlic thins your blood and do not let the blood clot or get dense.
The antibiotic and antioxidant properties of garlic also lower bad cholesterol due to which plaque can’t get deposited on the walls of your arteries. Thus it prevents any heart disease and protects you from heart failure, stroke. Garlic also stimulates nitric oxide in your brain due to which it sends sufficient amount of blood to your reproductive organs. Thus your problem of erectile dysfunction also gets well. Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon too play almost similar role to thin blood and prevent blood clotting.
Onions too are extremely very effective in preventing blood from clotting and known as natural blood thinner or blood thinning food. Raw onions are better than cooked one. Onions prevent blood platelets to get together stuck. Thus blood easily moves into your blood vessels. Due to this property onion is very good for heart.
Foods which contain omega 3 fatty acids are excellent blood thinners. Flax seeds are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids. If you are non-vegetarian, you can eat fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel etc.
Foods rich in Vitamin E are very good natural blood thinner because Vitamin E is very effective in thinning blood. Walnuts, oats, nuts, wheat, etc are good sources of Vitamin E. Foods which are rich in salivates are also good blood thinner.