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Vein Healthy Diet


Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables


The body operates holistically.  Every muscle, every organ, and every cell is adjusted and in tune with its neighbor. With that knowledge in mind, it is understood that our habits, histories, and exposures universally contribute to the development of certain conditions.

When it comes to painful varicose veins, many people prefer to pair science with nature, complementing medical treatments with natural therapies that focus on the restorative benefits of vitamins and nutrients. Incorporating the following choices into your meal plan may yield some positive results*:

BROMELAIN helps improve circulation by breaking down fibrin. Fibrin is a protein that helps blood clot. By breaking up fibrin, bromelain works to rid of those lumps that make veins appear more prominent.
Best Sources: Cayenne pepper, garlic, and onions.

FIBER decreases instances of constipation and helps lower blood pressure, both of which can irritate varicose veins.
Best sources: Beans, nuts, whole grains, and berries.

RUTIN is an antibacterial and antiviral that helps facilitate Vitamin C absorption. Rutin helps prevent large blood clots, promotes the strength and flexibility of vessels, and relieves the swelling associated with varicose veins.
Best Sources: Citrus, buckwheat, apples, asparagus, and onions.

TANNINS come from the skin, seeds and stem parts of a variety of plant foods. Tannins support healthy veins by protecting against blood vessel leakage and eliminating the risk of clotting. Tannins scout and destroy the body’s free radicals, which can cause extensive damage to blood cells and genes.
Best Sources: Legumes, berries, and red wine.

VITAMIN C is needed to make collagen and elastin, two tissues that keep veins strong and toned. It is also a wonderful circulatory agent that keeps blood flowing throughout the body.
Best Sources: Guava, chili peppers, red bell peppers, broccoli, and kale.

Diversifying your diet is one of the first steps toward managing vein health and preventing the development of new varicose veins. However, be reminded that changing your diet alone will not eliminate varicose veins.

Vein & Skin offers complimentary vein screenings in our office every week! If you would like to get rid of those achy, unsightly varicose veins, call (404) 508-4320 to make an appointment today.

* Remember to always consult your primary care physician before taking any supplements.