How To Thin Your Blood: 7 Products That Cardiologists Recommend Using

Date January 29, 2018

The state of one's blood is the most important indicator of a person's cardiovascular system functioning. It affects all the organs and cells. If it is too viscous, then its main function - transporting - has become difficult to perform. As a result, the blood supply to organs may be impaired and this, in turn, will result in the development of varicose veins and thrombosis. Moreover, the risk of stroke and heart attack increases.

How to reduce blood viscosity

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First, gradually give up smoking if you still haven't done it. Keep your weight in check and drink lots of water, not including tea or juices.

Secondly, fill your diet with foods that dilute the blood. These are products that are rich in salicylic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin E.

Which products reduce blood viscosity

1. Olive oil

This healthy product contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E which gently dilute blood.

2. Berries

Strawberries, gooseberries, cranberries, raspberries and cherries are berries rich in salicylic acid. This normalizes blood density and reduces inflammation. By consuming these products, you can improve the functioning of the body and fight various diseases.

3. Ginger

Besides diluting blood, it also reduces the level of sugar in it and accelerates metabolism. However, people who suffer from arrhythmia and increased blood pressure should consume it with caution.

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4. Nuts and sunflower seeds

Eating a handful of nuts and sunflower seeds a day will help dilute your blood and considerably reduce the risk of heart and vascular diseases. They are a source of salicylates, vitamin E and omega fatty acids.

5. Cinnamon

Due to the coumarin that it contains, cinnamon affects the body as a powerful anticoagulant. This substance is also capable of lowering blood pressure, relieving inflammation and reducing the development of tumors.

6. Garlic

Our grandmothers used this product to protect themselves from cardiovascular system diseases. It lowers the level of 'bad' cholesterol in the blood and its oxidation in fat accumulations and also normalizes blood pressure. Moreover, it reduces blood viscosity, resulting in lowering its ability to form blood clots. Garlic, garlic powder and extract, as well as garlic oil, are all suitable. 

7. Hot peppers

Hot red peppers contain capsaicin, which increases blood circulation, the flow of blood to organs and reduces its coagulability.

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Many people use aspirin to dilute blood, as it is considered to be the #1 treatment for those who suffer from heart diseases. However, it mustn't be taken without a doctor's prescription. The effect of aspirin is not harmless, as, if taken regularly, it can damage the mucous membrane of the digestive tract, causing gastritis and ulcers.

Consume the products listed above to normalize blood density. But remember that you should do everything to the proper extent. And also, share this useful information with your friends to help them take care of their health, too!

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not treat yourself, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.