Diet Can Affect your Vein Health

TIP TUESDAY: Your diet could affect your vein health! To help improve the health of your veins try:

1) Amping up on antioxidants

  • Improves the function of your vascular system
  • Vitamin C helps to build & protect strong blood vessels
  • Find antioxidants in berries- blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries

 

2) Filling up on Fiber

  • A high-fiber diet promotes healthy digestion and improves blood flow over time
  • Suggested daily fiber intake for average women is 21-25 grams/day and 30-38 gram/day for men
  • Find good sources of fiber in whole wheat varieties of bread or pasta, oatmeal, brown rice and air popped popcorn

3) Drink More Water (at least 8 glasses a day)

  • Keeping hydrated is great for your entire body, but is especially important for healthy veins and proper blood flow
  • Try drinking a glass of water before every meal, keeping a bottle at your desk and in your car to always have it easily accessible

4) Slow down on your Sodium Intake

  • High amounts of sodium can cause the body to retain fluid and could increase damage to the veins