More than thirty percent of adults suffer from varicose veins. Often varicose veins are genetic and unavoidable. However, there are lifestyle changes that can prevent or slow the progression of varicose veins including: exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, elevating legs while sitting and improving blood flow. Eating certain foods like dark chocolate, oranges, ginger and garlic have been proven to increase circulation.
InvisiVein, home of EVLT, the first laser treatment for varicose veins in the Charleston area, has highlighted some recipes that include these ingredients. Enjoy!
Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Brussels Sprouts, rinse & pat dry 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup Garlic Salt Black Pepper 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries 1/3 cup crumbled Blue Cheese or […]
Serves 2 Makes 8 crepes Buckwheat is one of the best natural sources of the flavonoid rutin. Many nutritionists recommend foods rich in rutin to people with varicose veins due to rutin’s ability to promote vascular health. It has even […]
A healthy dessert to bring to the next cookout! This flourless chocolate cake has a surprising ingredient: black beans! (No one will know the difference). Black beans are packed with flavonoids. Flavonoids are compounds that occur naturally in many plants and […]
Makes 6-8 muffins These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut […]
Serves 4 This salad is a great way to include more ginger in your diet. Ginger is often used to treat varicose veins because of its ability to dissolve fibrin in blood vessels and to improve circulation. Ingredients 2 cucumbers, diced […]
Serves 2 Sure enough, garden cress and radicchio add a peppery bite to this vegan salad, but they can do much more than that! The white-veined red leaves of radicchio contain anthocyanins and extraordinary health benefits. Garden cress delivers glucosinolates, […]
INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds small beets, preferably a mix of red, golden, and Chioggia, trimmed and scrubbed 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt 4 cups dandelion greens, thick stems removed 2 teaspoons cumin seeds Flaky sea salt, such as […]
Avocados, a key ingredient in this salad, are packed with natural compounds that fight varicose veins. They contain both vitamin C and vitamin E, two key vitamins for vascular health. Avocados are also at the top of the list of […]