5 Worst Foods for Blood Circulation

When blood flow is restricted or blocked, it can cause problems elsewhere. Poor leg circulation causes varicose veins and foot ulcers. Poor arm circulation hinders hand use. "Bad brain circulation can cause a stroke."

Trans fats are unhealthy dietary fats. Studies link these fats to higher LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, chronic inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

1. Fried foods

Instead of buying prepackaged cookies, muffins, and cakes, bake your own. Homemade versions lack preservatives and allow more control over sugar and fat.

2. Packaged sweets

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but bacon is definitely one of the worst foods you could add to your breakfast plate when it comes to your blood circulation — and there are several reasons for this.

3. Bacon

Chips, pretzels, popcorn, and cheese puffs are high in salt and saturated fat, which is bad for blood flow.

4. Packaged salty snacks

A single slice can contain 600 to 1,500 milligrammes of sodium, half or more of your daily limit of 2,300 milligrammes.

5. Pizza

Pizza is tasty and convenient, but it's bad for your blood circulation.

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