What foods are good for human blood — Top 15

Blood is a substance with which all micronutrients, including oxygen, are transported through the human body.

The end products of vital activity are directly absorbed into it, which are subsequently disposed of through the urethra, digestive system, and lungs.

We will talk about the general effect of food on the human circulatory system. We will also discuss which foods should be included in the diet in order to Improve the overall blood composition , and which ones are recommended to be abandoned and why.

How does nutrition affect its composition?

Almost all the micronutrients that are transported with blood, a person receives with food. These are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, metals, minerals, flavonoids, organic acids and so on.

Some of these substances are subsequently synthesized to other components. For example, proteins are produced in the liver, which subsequently enter the blood plasma.

However, an excess of some components can have a negative effect on the body. It is well known that eating large amounts of sweet and spicy food contributes to increase blood clotting , as well as her viscosity . The same can be said about foods that contain a large amount of cholesterol.

That is why you should approach the preparation of an optimal diet for yourself with all responsibility.

15 most useful products

The first thing to focus on is that the diet should be varied. Only in this case it is possible to ensure the "correct" balance of nutrients in the blood, to prevent deficiency and excess of certain trace elements. Therefore, all recommended foods should be consumed in reasonable quantities.

1. Garlic

Its main benefit lies in the fact that it contains a whole range of essential oils and flavonoids that act as a powerful antibiotic.

This universal tool is useful for blood purification , for Homocysteine reduction , cleaning blood vessels from low-density cholesterol and a variety of toxins (mainly those that accumulate in infectious diseases). In general, garlic is one of the most beneficial foods for the circulatory system.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric promotes increase of iron in the blood . And it is this trace element that provides this spice with that very specific flavor, color.

Iron, in turn,  increases hemoglobin , which the body needs to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide.

3. Apples

Besides the fact that they contain iron, apples are very rich in pectin. He will contribute reduction of triglycerides , as well as a wide range of heavy metals (including lead).

Do not forget that apples are also rich in fiber, which cleanses the intestines and allows the body to get more micronutrients from food.

4. Lemon

Lemon is useful because  reduction of uric acid . It also provides the body with a large amount of vitamin C, which is responsible for the functioning of the immune system.

This citrus also activates the work of white blood cells, which will help prevent or quickly get rid of a wide range of infectious diseases.

5. Animal by-products

These include the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, brain. All these products increase protein in the blood , but the concentration of fats is not affected in any way.

There is also a fairly large amount of iron in the same liver, which will help the body produce hemoglobin and red blood cells.

6. Cabbage

It contains antioxidants, which, first of all, prevent the oxidation of liver cells. And this organ plays an extremely important role in the formation of the biochemical composition of the blood – proteins are synthesized in it, and the breakdown of "harmful" cholesterol occurs there.

In addition, cabbage dilutes the blood , it will be very useful for increased viscosity (which often occurs with chronic hypertension).

7. Bran

Are rich in fiber, which cleanses the intestines of toxins, and also retains moisture in the body. As a result, this contributes to increase of potassium in the body , reduces the concentration of sodium in plasma (which acts in excess as a powerful toxin).

At the same time, it is enough for the body to consume only 25-30 grams of bran per day.

8. Carrots

Is rich in carotene, which has an anti-carcinogenic effect and also acts as an antioxidant.

Regular consumption of carrots stimulates  leukocyte formation , and also indirectly strengthens the skeleton, prevents the accumulation of sodium in the joints (which causes gout).

9. Tomatoes

Contain lutein and lycolin. These are extremely important components for the circulatory system of the brain and the eyes. Tomatoes also thin the blood, improve the tone of blood vessels, and stimulate the production of shaped elements.

But you shouldn't eat too many of them – tomatoes (and tomato juice) increase plasma acidity in large quantities.

10. Almond

Is considered the most useful among all nuts.

Contains unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, which provide  Creatinine reduction , low-density cholesterol, and also stimulate intercellular metabolic processes, which accelerates blood (increases circulation), thereby accelerating the absorption of iron, manganese, zinc.

11. Fermented milk products

The best of them are milk itself, kefir, sour cream, cottage cheese, hard cheese. Contribute to increase in calcium and stimulate Platelet formation .

But you should not abuse it – because of the same calcium, fermented dairy products reduce the bioavailability of iron, inhibiting the production of hemoglobin. It is for this reason that doctors often mention that the diet should be varied.

12. Blueberries

Blueberries  will reduce bilirubin , it will provide the body with vitamin C. Blueberries also help to remove toxins from the blood to the kidneys. It is also a source of lutein, rare amino acids and flavonoids.

Doctors say that blueberries are extremely useful for children, as they accelerate the formation of full-fledged immunity. Indirectly increases the concentration of white blood cells.

13. Honey

Is the largest source of minerals and fructose (which is synthesized to energy). It should also be consumed in small amounts in diabetes mellitus (with this disease, the balance of many nutrients in the blood is disrupted).

By the way, the most useful is honeydew, but it is rare and quite expensive.

14. Pomegranate

Contains iron, stimulates hematopoietic function. This will speed up renewal of blood when it is lost , and also normalizes Hemoglobin balance .

Regular consumption of this fruit is a good prevention of many cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke. It also helps to normalize blood pressure.

15. Fatty fish

Red and black caviar should also be included here. All these products have in common the fact that they contain a huge amount of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids. And these components reduce the concentration of fats, carbohydrates, and cholesterol in the blood.

By the way, oily fish can be replaced with fish oil – it is now sold in pharmacies as a dietary supplement.

What should be avoided?

But the following foods, if possible, should be excluded from the diet, as they negatively affect the biochemical composition of the blood:

  1. Alcoholic beverages. In principle, all products containing ethyl alcohol should be included here. Alcohol  dilates blood vessels and thinns their walls, increases the concentration of sodium, disrupts the water-salt balance, suppresses the immune system, accelerates the oxidation of liver cells.
  2. Sausages. In most cases, they contain trans fats, which are broken down and disposed of extremely slowly by the body. They literally "clutter up" the circulatory system, increase the risk of developing chronic diseases of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Carb-rich desserts. Increase the concentration of glucose in the blood, which in excess disrupts the absorption of micronutrients, platelet production, and also reduces the balance of proteins in plasma.


In the article, we provided dietary recommendations that contribute to the overall improvement of the circulatory system. But in each case, you should still consult with your doctor about the optimal diet. It is best to seek help from a nutritionist for this. And all the necessary tests can be prescribed by a gemologist.

And it's worth considering that there are no universal diets that will suit absolutely everyone. It is necessary to take into account the age of the patient, his gender, and other physiological parameters. Only then can you choose the right "useful" and "harmful" products.