Scientists believe that certain foods can be beneficial to those with varicose veins. Including foods that improve blood flow, are high in fibre and have anti-inflammatory properties are great for supporting vein health. Losing weight and having a healthy diet is also important.
Some experts believe that drinking raw juices can alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins, the following have great properties for supporting vein health.
Dark berry juices - can help strengthen blood vessels as they contain flavonoids which can break down hard proteins stopping veins from becoming blocked. Red grape, cherry, pomegranate and blackberries all contain flavonoids.
Ginger juice - is an anti-inflammatory that can help to improve circulation and dissolve fibrin in the blood vessels. This is what can cause the veins to become hard and lumpy.
Apple juice - apples contain a bioflavonoid called Rutin. This is thought to improve blood flow through the body and can strengthen capillaries reducing the chance of varicose veins.
Beetroot juice - This contains betacyanin, a phytochemical compound that can lower the levels of homocysteine in the body. Homocysteine is a natural amino acid that can harm blood vessels.
Kale juice - is high in magnesium which helps blood flow and keeps blood flowing smoothly. It can also relax the walls of the blood vessels lowering blood pressure:
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