Thick Blood: Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations

The quality of your health depends upon many pieces that not only include the health of your bodily systems, but also include a healthy diet, exercise, and spirituality.

Diet.

Treatment of thick blood may center on developing general healthy diet guidelines, in addition to making some key adjustments in your relationship with food.

Dietary recommendations for thick blood include:

Foods to AVOID include:

  • All simple or refined carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, crackers, etc.) – Read more about good carbs and bad carbs.
  • All foods containing refined sugar or synthetic sugar-substitutes such as aspartame, Splenda®, etc. Choose a natural sweetener like Xylosweet instead.
  • Alcoholic beverages in excess since they hinder the functioning of the immune and digestive systems
  • Fermented foods such as cheese and wine
  • Excessive caffeine consumption – While moderate caffeine consumption may be beneficial, excessive caffeine intake can disrupt the body’s systems, causing insomnia and digestive irregularity (constipation and/or diarrhea).
  • Carbonated soft drinks that alter your blood’s pH level
  • Fungi such as mushrooms
  • Pickled foods
  • Bottom crawlers such as oysters, clams, and lobster that may contain toxic levels of mercury
  • Deep-sea fish such as tuna, mackerel, and swordfish that may contain toxic levels of mercury. Choose minimal-mercury albacore tuna instead.
  • Farm-raised fish that contain PCBs and not enough omega-3 essential fatty acids, due to their land-based diets. Choose wild-caught salmon instead.
  • Yeast and wheat products (breads, crackers, pasta, etc.) that contain gluten
  • Sodium nitrite found in processed foods such as hot dogs, lunch meats, and bacon
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) found in many foods as a flavor enhancer
  • Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) found in many processed foods, deep-fried foods, fast food, and junk food. Read more about good fats and bad fats.

Exercise.

Due to thick blood, the body’s ability to effectively excrete toxins is compromised, and the body can easily be overcome by infections. Exercise that really makes you sweat relieves the burden by helping the body release toxins. Exercise also promotes increased circulation, which aids in the efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Other tips for treating thick blood:

Additional Information about Thick Blood

  1. Thick Blood Overview
  2. Common causes of thick blood
  3. Common symptoms of thick blood
  4. Natural and alternative treatments for thick blood
  5. Conventional or prescription medications used in the treatment of thick blood
  6. Additional Reading for thick blood

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