Recipe for Good Circulation:

Recipe for Good Blood Circulation

By Dr. Ben Kim

If you're looking to include foods in your diet that can help to promote and maintain strong and steady blood flow through your circulatory system, give this simple and delicious fig, citrus, and romaine lettuce salad recipe a try.

Figs provide a number of minerals that directly or indirectly support your cardiovascular system, the most prominent ones being potassium, manganese, and calcium.

Citrus provides an all-natural source of vitamin C, which is essential to maintaining strong and flexible blood vessels.

Romaine lettuce is also an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as more than a dozen other nutrients that directly or indirectly support your blood circulation, the most significant ones being beta-carotene, iron, folate, manganese, vitamin K, and chromium.


6-8 ripe figs, washed, dried, and quartered
1 large head romaine lettuce, washed and dried and torn into bite-size pieces
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/4 orange
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


Use a fork to thoroughly whisk lemon and orange juice with extra-virgin olive oil.

Combine citrus-olive oil dressing with lettuce in a large salad bowl and give lettuce a good toss until the dressing is evenly distributed.

Add fig quarters to the top of dressed greens.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section produce approximately 4 regular servings.

Please note: If fresh figs are not readily available, it's fine to use dried figs; simply soak dried figs for at least one hour in water before drying and quartering.

Enjoy this delicious and good-for-your-blood-circulation salad!

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