The Best and Worst Diet for Varicose Veins

What we eat directly impacts our health. And that’s true for the health of our veins, too. Some foods are good for relieving varicose vein symptoms and keeping your other veins healthy, while others can worsen your vein condition. So without further ado, here is the best and worst diet for varicose veins.[start-read-more]

Why diet is important for vein health and circulation

Just like any part of your body, the veins require a specific set of nutrients to stay healthy and strong. These include vitamins C, D, and E, as well as antioxidants. Fibre (while not directly affecting your veins) is also a great inclusion, as it minimises the strain on your abdominal veins.

Additionally, just like any other part of your body, there are some foods that veins don’t like. Too much sugar, salt, trans fats, and alcohol could result in plaque build-up, water retention, and sluggish circulation, increasing strain on your veins.

Almonds, oats, and chia seeds

Try starting your morning with a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with chia seeds and sliced almonds. These foods all have at least 10 grams of dietary fibre per 100g, with chia seeds containing a staggering 34.

Research shows that low-fibre diets aren’t great for your veins. In short, when you don’t get enough fibre, you can become constipated, increasing the pressure on the veins in your lower extremities and abdomen.

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