How to Eat Your Way to Healthier Veins
- Posted on: May 15 2018
In this day and age, it seems like more and more scientific evidence points to the fact that you are what you eat— in virtually every part of your life. If you suffer from varicose veins, you may be surprised to learn that your diet may play a big role in how you got varicose veins and how you can treat them. Let’s take a closer look.
Even though varicose veins can be caused by a variety of things associated with your diet— including your genetic makeup— certain nutrients can help keep your veins strong, healthy, and elastic.
Drink More Water
It’s no secret that drinking more water is how people reduce headaches, feel more energized, and maintain a healthy body weight. But did you know that drinking more water every day can also help flush out our system and reduce symptoms of varicose veins in the process? Try carrying around a reusable water bottle with you
The More Color, the Better
Nutrient enriched foods that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients are shown to reduce swelling and strengthen collagen in the vein walls— in turn helping blood flow in the process. Try loading your plate up with colorful, nutrient-enriched foods that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients like:
- Red Bell Pepper
- Brussel Sprouts
- Citrus Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lime
Eat More Fiber
Fiber isn’t just good for your gut and digestive system; it’s also good at helping you maintain healthy cholesterol which can help prevent vascular issues that contribute to varicose veins. Plus, in combination with drinking more water, fiber can make a big difference in how you feel overall.
Taking better care of your body may play an even larger role in your vein health than you are aware of. Ready to learn more about varicose veins? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Heeringa at one of our locations today: (231) 946-1488.
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