8 Foods That Can Prevent Varicose Veins
Do you have a sedentary lifestyle, or are you always on your feet all day and often experience leg pain and swelling? This may lead to vessel problems which may cause varicose veins. But you can prevent it. It’s recommended to exercise at least twice a week, have massages, and of course, eat properly. A proper diet is an effective way to prevent varicose veins and stay healthy for many years.
These eight foods will help you keep your vein health.
Blueberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world. They may also prevent varicose veins. Blueberries contain a large number of antioxidants and natural dyes that neutralize the action of free radicals that damage tissues and disrupt collagen production. In addition, the ingredients contained in blueberries restore the tone of blood vessels and positively affect the cardiovascular system. A diet for varicose veins must include blueberries because it’s a source of vitamin E, which strengthens blood vessels and makes them more elastic.
Avocado is rich in substances that prevent blood vessel diseases. It’s a good source of vitamins C and E which improve blood. These fruits also contain antioxidants that protect the heart and arteries from oxidative stress.
Another natural way to prevent varicose veins is herbs, such as Mediterranean rosemary. It contains rosmarinic acid which protects cells from free radicals. Rosemary also contains ursolic acid which simultaneously strengthens blood vessels. Rosemary can be used in cooking in many ways and is ideal as a spice in almost any dish and goes great in a lot of drinks. Foot massage with rosemary may also help with vein treatment.
Ginger is a plant that has been used in medicine for thousands of years. It turns out that its rhizome can also be a good remedy for varicose veins. The ingredients contained in it have the ability to dissolve blood clots in blood vessels. In addition, ginger has a positive effect on blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Beetroot juice is an excellent cure for hypertension and may prevent varicose veins. Betanin (a natural dye found in its root) effectively fights harmful substances that damage vessels and veins.
Asparagus has good medicinal properties. The substances contained in them strengthen the veins and capillaries and prevent their destruction and bleeding.
Buckwheat is rich in minerals and low in calories, therefore, you can eat it without restrictions, especially if you want to lose some weight. This is a very important substance for veins and the entire circulatory system health. Some researchers believe that the formation of spider veins and varicose veins are the result of a deficiency of this substance in our daily diets.
Chia and flax seeds
High fiber foods such as chia or flax seeds help improve heart health, digestion, and prevent bloating. If your diet is not rich in fiber, you may get constipation which may lead to hemorrhoids and varicose veins. And it’s so easy! You can get fiber by sprinkling chia or flax seeds on salads, yogurt, or oatmeal.
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