By Lydia Sani

Ever tried to donate blood and was told that you do not have enough to donate, or just went for a blood test and was told that your blood count is low?

Proper blood circulation ensures the optimal distribution of everything the body needs to function well.

The food you eat impacts circulation and can make your blood count either too low or too high thereby exposing you to possible health risks.

Some medically recommended foods to regulate your blood count and improve your blood supply are:
1. Foods rich in vitamin A:
• Dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, pumpkin.
• Sweet potatoes
• Red peppers
• Fruits, such as watermelon, grapefruit

2. Foods rich in Iron:
• Red meat, such as beef
• Offals such as kidney and liver
• Legumes, such as beans, peanut, soybeans.
• Egg yolks

3. Citrus Fruits
Oranges, lemons and grapefruit are packed with antioxidants which can reduce blood pressure and stiffness in your arteries while improving blood flow.
Other foods known to improve blood circulation include: Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric, Beet juice the list goes on.
Bottom line is, you are what you eat. Eat healthy to stay healthy.