The best foods to eat to prevent varicose veins? While providing you with the vitamins and other nutrients your body needs for its daily processes..
Here are some foods which can help prevent Varicose Veins.
Blueberries are one of the greatest health foods of all time, and they’re a boon to anyone prone to varicose veins. As they are rich in anthocyanin (flavonoid pigments), blueberries contribute to the health of the collagen matrix by neutralizing enzymes that destroy connective tissue and by scavenging free radicals. They also repair damaged proteins in the blood vessel walls and promote the overall health of the vascular system. Blueberries are a good source of insoluble fiber and soluble fiber such as pectin. Furthermore, compared to other berries, blueberries are a good source of vitamin E.
Watercress is often recommended to people with varicose veins. Watercress is available in larger supermarkets year round. With its unique peppery taste, watercress can be added to salads, sandwiches, or even mashed potatoes!
Avocados has natural compounds that fight varicose veins. They contain both vitamin C and vitamin E, two key vitamins for vascular health. Avocados has highest concentration of glutathione, a tripeptide molecule that protects the heart, veins, and arteries from oxidant damage.
Rosemary promotes blood circulation and hence is necessary for the treatment of varicose veins. Also it contains rosmarinic acid, that helps in protection of the tissues from free radical damage. It also contains ursolic acid which strengthens the capillaries. In the kitchen, rosemary can be used to flavour fish, roast meats, and tomato sauces, but also fruits, especially oranges.
For centuries ginger has been used as a garnishing agent due to its aromatic, pungent flavor and its health promoting properties. Ginger is often used to treat varicose veins because of its ability to dissolve fibrin in blood vessels and to improve circulation. People suffering from varicose veins have an impaired ability to break down fibrin and thus lead to veins becoming lumpy and hard. Fresh ginger is said to be the most effective form of ginger that helps in breaking down the fibrin
Beets in diet may help prevent varicose veins. It contains a compound called Betacyanin that gives the beets, its intense colour. This compound is known to significantly lower homocysteine levels, a naturally occurring amino acid that can damage blood vessels. Also the green leafy tops of beets are edible and highly nutritious; they can be cooked and eaten like spinach.
Rutin rich food are recommended by quite a many nutritionists to people with varicose veins as rutin is known to promote vascular health. One such rutin rich food is Buckwheat and that can be used to make a delicious hot breakfast porridge. Buckwheat flour can also be used in baked goods.
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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