BENEFITS FOR THE BODY
Heart Health & Blood
The circulatory system is responsible for transporting blood, nutrients, oxygen and hormones to cells around the body. Blood carries carbon dioxide produced during metabolism back to the lungs, so it can be exhaled. Without blood pumping around our body, we wouldn’t be breathing! The circulatory system also works to detoxify the body from waste products. Chemicals are processed by the liver and kidneys and excreted through the intestines, which is why it’s super important to drink lots of water so your body can flush out toxins more easily.
Nutrients that benefit the circulatory system:
Many, including folic acid, potassium, iron, vitamin C & E and omega-3 fatty acids
Food sources rich in these nutrients:
Fish & fish oil, flaxseeds & flaxseed oil, oatmeal, almonds, walnuts, beans, brown rice and ancient grains, berries, spinach and dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, green tea, pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, cayenne and other spices