Want Healthier Veins? Eat this!
- Posted on: Jul 15 2016
There are miles and miles of vessels that allow blood to course through the body. As we age, we may notice symptoms that indicate a problem in one or more of these important vessels. Sometimes, symptoms are aggravating on a cosmetic level. Certain venous conditions, however, could pose a health risk. At The Vein Clinic, we provide prompt care for vein abnormalities, whether your goal is to look better or live a long and healthy life. In addition to addressing existing concerns with focused care, we also believe in education. Here, we will talk about how to promote healthy veins one plate at a time.
Why your Plate needs Color
In some instances, the nutrition facts of a food are found on a label. You can also assess this important information right on your plate. Fresh fruits and vegetables are incredibly valuable to all parts of the body, including your veins, because they contain phytonutrients and antioxidants that can promote collagen formation, support it, and inhibit inflammation and swelling. So, next time you shop, look for all the color you can, and create a rainbow on your plate! Some of the fruits and vegetables that provide you with nutrient-dense bioflavinoids include:
- Red and sweet peppers
A note about nutrients . . .
In order to obtain the greatest benefit from fruits and vegetables, it is best to consume them raw, or mildly cooked. The more processing that occurs, the more minerals and vitamins may be lost before you eat them.
Fiber isn’t just Good for your Gut
The more we have learned about the benefits of fiber, the more we want that bowl of oatmeal! Fiber promotes vascular health and has also been shown to lower cholesterol. You can easily get more fiber into your diet by eating more fruit, and less sugary snacks, and by trading potato chips for air-popped popcorn.
Some studies show that hydrating can help minimize the symptoms of varicose and spider veins. Especially if you are adding fiber to your diet, or taking a fiber supplement, you will want to increase water intake in order to avoid any unpleasant symptoms. Water and fiber, they go hand in hand to flush your system of toxins!
Get help for problem veins. Call The Vein Clinic at (803) 253-8667.