The Cardiovascular System is made up of the heart, blood vessels and arteries and blood. Each pump of the heart sends blood to cells and tissues in the body. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the body while carrying carbon dioxide away and out of the body. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic systems together make up the circulatory system in the body.

Circulatory System

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In the image, the blood vessels and arteries are clearly visible. The heart is the center piece in the picture.


Foods that benefit the circulatory system

  • Oranges: Orange and other citrus fruits have vitamin C. This vitamin is a natural blood thinner that fortifies capillary walls and eradicates plaque build-up.

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  • Dark Chocolate: Chocolate with a 60-70% concentration of cocoa have flavonoids found to improve circulation.

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  • Cayenne pepper: Increases metabolic rate and fortifies arteries and blood vessels.

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  • Sunflower seeds: Has vitamin E to help prevent blood clots and increase circulation.

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Honorable Mention:

Root ginger, Garlic, Goji Berries, Salmon and avocados

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Other Helpful activities

  • Exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Keep Healthy diet


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