Foods That Improve Circulation

When referring to eating healthily, below are 8 superfoods that have been said to help improve blood circulation. Combined with daily excercise, the following foods are thought to help healthy circulation as each of them contain certain properties that can contribute towards healthy circulation. 


Oranges and other citrus fruits that contain high vitamin C are natural blood thinners and are said to strengthen capillary walls and prevent plaque build-up which leads to poorer circulation.

oranges for better circulation

Dark Chocolate 

Cocoa contains flavonoids which are naturally found in plants and fruits and have been linked to improving blood circulation, when compared with white chocolate with no flavonoids.

dark chocolate for better circulation

Cayenne Pepper 

Cayenne pepper has been associated with increasing your metabolic rate and strengthening arteries and blood vessels. Cayenne pepper is best eaten raw in salads or juiced.

cayenne pepper for better circulation

Sunflower Seeds 

Vitamin E is shown to help keep blood clots from forming, helping improve circulation. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, as are other foods such as olives, nuts and pumpkin seeds.

sunflower seeds for better circulation

Root Ginger 

Ginger is known for helping nausea & digestive problems, as well as increasing blood circulation. It can be eaten raw or added to food - or try ginger tea!

root ginger for better circulation


Garlic has many benefits, including helping to cleanse the blood and prevent plaque build-up and stimulate blood flow.

garlic for better circulation


Watermelons are rich in lycopene which is a natural antioxidant linked to improving circulation. Tomatoes, pink grapefruit and apricots also contain lycopene and have a similar effect.

watermelon for better circulation


Salmon contains omega-3 which research has shown to support the cardiovascular system and as a result increase blood circulation. Avocados also conatin omega-3 and have similar health benefits.

salmon for better circulation