Central Otago Mirror - - OUT & ABOUT - Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for di­rect, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional. Read her blog at dr­

Ginger, sim­i­lar to spicy pep­pers, can help blood flow, as can turmeric root, which also has anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties. Turmeric con­tains cur­cumin, which is a won­der­ful an­tiox­i­dant and as­sists blood flow. herb renowned for its blood-flow en­hanc­ing ef­fects, it can be taken in tablet or liq­uid form.

Chia seeds are a great veg­e­tar­ian source of omega-3 al­pha-linolenic acid.

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