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How to Increase Blood Plasma

By Greg Lindberg ; Updated July 27, 2017

Blood plasma is clear mixture of proteins and a salt solution, and carries blood platelets, and white and red blood cells. Plasma, which makes up 55 percent of our blood’s volume, also brings nourishment to cells and helps to remove any waste that is in our metabolism. It’s a good idea to make sure that you have enough blood plasma in your body to keep the rest of your blood functioning properly.

  1. Increase your intake of protein by eating more protein-rich foods like eggs, cheese, chicken, fish, milk and yogurt. A protein-heavy diet will help to build more plasma in your blood stream.

  2. Add protein supplements and protein drinks to your diet. Make sure to also check the side effect of any current prescription medications that you’re taking in order to find out if a medication is causing less plasma in your body.

  3. Make sure you're getting enough vitamin C regularly to increase the ascorbic acid that is a vital part of blood plasma. Eat plenty of fruit to increase you ascorbic acid intake.

  4. Increase triglyceride levels by including a healthy amount of fat in your diet. Triglycerides are vital in the development of blood plasma, and can be found in cholesterol and carbohydrates. Only eat small amounts of cholesterol to safely increase your triglyceride levels. For example, a small spread of butter on toast would be helpful for boosting blood plasma.

  5. Exercise regularly. As your heartbeat rises during exercise, more blood is pumped from your heart, causing blood plasma to be developed faster and in greater quantities.

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