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How To Have Better Blood Circulation In The Brain

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The human brain simply wouldn’t function properly without proper blood flow, that is why it needs about three times as much oxygen. A good blood circulation helps organ functions and keeps your blood pressure at a normal rate. Here are a couple of things you can do to increase the blood flow to the brain.

“If you reduce stress, eat a healthier brain diet, yet aerobic activity each day, that is going to protect your brain and possibly lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease or at least delay the outset” Gary Small

EXERCISE REGULARLY

Helping yourself increase the blood flow to the brain doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult. By exercising regularly, it can affect the brain circulation in a good way. According to a recent study, when a person exercises regularly, the blood circulation to the brain improves. That is why it is highly advisable to take at least a half an hour walk at a brisk rate of speed at least three times a week, this will then most likely to improve about 15% of the brain’s blood flow.

It doesn’t have to be walking, you can simply do any type of exercise you wish as long as it would make you breathe harder and would raise your heart rates such as swimming, dancing, and more. Keep in mind that you must enjoy it and don’t feel like as if you’re forcing yourself to do it, remember that it is for the benefit of your brain.

BREATHING EXERCISES

The ideal breathing exercise for a better blood flow in the brain is the breathing through your nose. Belly breathing or when you breathing from your abdominal area would circulate the blood we’ll. As you breathe in deeply, the air and oxygen would go down to the lower areas of your lungs and it would then circulate most of it into the brain. Breathing through your nose, the air will pass through the sinus cavities and the upper part of the lungs, and if you breathe through your mouth, it would lessen the exposure to the fresh air that has been oxygenated. That is why it is best to breathe using your diaphragm since it would give more oxygen into the blood that would go to the brain.

Breathing through your nose, the air will pass through the sinus cavities and the upper part of the lungs, and if you breathe through your mouth, it would lessen the exposure to the fresh air that has been oxygenated. That is why it is best to breathe using your diaphragm since it would give more oxygen into the blood that would go to the brain.

QUIT SMOKING

If you smoke, there is a big chance that the nicotine from the cigarettes is blocking the arteries, that would then lead to an abnormal blood flow to the brain. It has been proven that smoking does have a huge effect on people and could be the reason why they get a stroke or have a brain aneurysm. Basically, an aneurysm is like a bulge in the blood vessel, if there is a bulge, it would then weaken the blood vessel wall. If you think E-Cigarettes are the better option, think again, because it also contains nicotine, so it is not exactly a better substitute.

FOODS FOR THE BRAIN

Beet Juice

According to research, beet juice has the ability to increase the blood flow to the brain, and that is because beers actually contain nitrates and these nitrates are naturally occurring bacteria that can be found inside the mouth. These nitrates actually help when it comes to widening the blood vessels, that would help increase the blood flow to the brain. Beets are not the only fruits and vegetables that are high in nitrates.

Chocolates

Good news for the people who happen to be chocolate-lovers, because according to research, there is flavonoid that can be found in cocoa beans that could actually help increase blood flow to the brain. These flavonoids are not only present in chocolates, they can also be found in wine, grapes, apples, and even berries. It is also present to teas like green and white teas. However, this obviously doesn’t mean you could actually devour a kilo of your favorite chocolate bars, keep in mind that your blood sugar might go up and it is not exactly the healthiest.

And there you have it, which one of these do you think would work best on you? Keep in mind that it is best to consult your doctor first before you actually do anything, there is no harm in being sure of your overall health.

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