Along with regular activity, our lymphatic system can be improved by eating beneficial foods and staying hydrated. The following is a list of foods that encourage lymph circulation, boost your immune system and decrease mucus production. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find selected recipes from the BYG library that support senior heart health!

Eat beets to improve lymphatic flow and senior heart health

Non-Acidic Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bell pepper (sweet)
  • Bitter greens
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Daikon radish
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Green beans
  • Jicama
  • Lettuce
  • Mushroom
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Pumpkin
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Some Fruits

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Lemon/Lime
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate
Cherries

Proteins/Animal Products

  • Fish (cod, snapper, salmon)
  • Goat cheese
  • Goat milk
  • Lamb
  • Sheep cheese
  • Turkey
Salmon

Beans/Legumes

  • Chickpeas
  • Green peas
  • Lentils
  • Mung beans
  • Pea protein powder
Legumes for senior heart health

Best Grains

  • Buckwheat
  • Brown rice
  • Cornmeal
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Soba noodles
  • Udon noodles
Grains for senior heart health

Herbs

  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Horseradish
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Healthy Sources of Fat

  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olives/Olive Oil
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sesame)
almonds for senior heart health

Recipes

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