Food For Flow

What you eat plays an important role in the performance of your lymphatic system. Certain foods have medicinal effects on lymph flow because they contain compounds that help prevent the formation of plaque and blood clots in your arteries, while relaxing your lymph vessels to accentuate flow. These are some healthy choices that enhance lymph flow below: 
Garlic, onions, cloves, cayenne, cinnamon, oregano, basil, curry, and turmeric contain vitamins & minerals that assist in vessel maintenance and repair. 

Dark leafy greens: Spinach, arugula, kale, and Swiss chard provide a variety of vitamins and minerals needed for blood and lymph vessel repair. Dark leafy greens also contain calcium that is better absorbed than calcium found in dairy. 

Red, orange, and yellow foods: Pomegranates, carrots, red peppers, squash, lemons, limes, oranges and tomatoes—provide vitamin C, a collagen-enhancing ingredient, as well as carotenoids and flavonoids, which provide antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects. 

Antioxidants: Blueberries, blackberries, and dark-blue grapes contain anthocyanins, which act as powerful antioxidants to prevent and reverse the aging process of your vessels. 

Polyphenols: Micronutrients found in almost every plant—can be found in beans, berries, veggies and more. They’re known lymphagogues—meaning they promote the production of lymph. Organic Olive oil has a high content of polyphenols.

***While these statements are supported by my research and personal experiences, they have not been verified by the FDA or a medical professional. These statements are not intended to cure or treat any ailments or diseases. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any at-home regimen to ensure these techniques are right for you.

Sources: Dr. Gerald Lemole & Dr. Mehmet Oz

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