8 Oxygen-rich foods that Help you Breathe Better

juicy blueberry plays an important role in boosting your body’s ability to circulate and use oxygen. In addition to protecting cells against free radicals, antioxidants (like the flavonoids in blueberries) make it possible for the body to use oxygen more efficiently – essentially aiding the body in absorbing oxygen into the bloodstream in proper amounts. Not only that, but blueberries are a low-calorie food with loads of vitamins and minerals too including fiber, Vitamins C and K, as well as manganese.Walnuts boast loads of Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which not only help lower LDL, or “bad cholesterol” levels, but increase the amount of oxygen your hemoglobin can carry in your bloodstream. One ounce of walnuts also contains around 7% of your daily recommended value of fiber which aids digestion and helps you feel fuller longer. Heme are iron-containing molecules, making the mineral, iron, vital to healthy oxygenation. Where can you find hefty doses of iron? You guessed it, red kidney beans! In addition to iron (21% of your daily recommended value per boiled cup), red kidney beans generate substantial plant-based protein (30% of your daily recommended value in a boiled cup), as well as vasodilating potassium (20% of your daily recommended value in a boiled cup) which can help lower blood pressure.A common addition to detoxification cleanses, the sweet, tangy lemon plays an important role in the oxygen-boosting process of alkalinization. On the pH scale where 0 is totally acidic and 14 is completely alkaline, the body wants to fall on the moderately alkaline side between 7.35 and 7.45 to remain healthy.