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17 Ways to Build Better Blood

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17 Ways to Build Better Blood

Your blood feeds every cell, tissue, gland, organ, and organ system in your body. Without strong, oxygen-rich blood these systems can become compromised. Here are 17 ways to build stronger, richer, healthier blood:

Get moving. The best way to build oxygen-rich blood is to exercise. Not only does exercise help your heart pump blood, it brings fresh oxygen.

Breathe deeply. Breathing deeply brings more oxygen to your lungs which then moves directly across into your blood.

Eat more legumes. Rich in fiber and nutrients, beans and legumes help eliminate harmful cholesterol (LDL) and lower triglycerides.

Get adequate iron. Iron forms the center of the hemoglobin molecule making it essential for strong blood.  Many pre-menopausal women are deficient in iron and may need supplementation. Because excess iron can be dangerous, get your levels tested prior to supplementation. Some foods that are good sources of iron include:  lentils, kidney beans, prunes, green vegetables, beef and bison. Avoid excess consumption of the latter two since they can be inflammatory.

Take a B-vitamin supplement. The B-vitamins B-6, B-12, and folate are essential to lower the amount of homocysteine in your blood. High levels of homocysteine have been linked to arterial clogging and heart disease, making it critical to control.

Discover the spice that builds better blood and a strong cardiovascular system…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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7:22AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:32AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thank you for the important information! Bookmarked! (p, t)

5:50AM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

Noted, thank you.

1:22AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

Oh, crap. I just bought a lot of those air freshener cones...

4:57PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thanks!

6:25AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

I had no idea air fresheners were so damaging. thank you for a great article.

12:36PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thank you this was a very informative read!

1:18AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Interesting!...

7:19PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

I am glad you mentioned checking with your health professional in the article, though I would suggest mentioning it earlier...

A lot of people do not click thru all the pages of these articles.

9:09AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Thanks for the tips.Nettles too, are lovely in a soup & are a great blood purifer & are loaded with iron.

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