While genetics play a big role in whether you will get varicose veins, diet can help you avoid them for as long as possible. Below are some suggestions on foods to avoid or include in your diet to help maintain healthy veins.
Fiber – eat lots of fiber as this will prevent straining which can swell and engorge leg veins
Salty Foods – avoid foods with high salt content, they cause bloating which can engorge veins
Berries – these tasty fruits contain flavonoids which provide nutrients for the walls of the veins, assisting veins in becoming thicker and stronger
Onions – help to avoid the formation of blood clots
Ginger – is a great anti inflammatory by providing free radical protection and stimulating blood circulation
Cayenne Pepper – helps to regulate blood flow and strengthens arteries and veins
Click on the video to see what Dr. Oz has to say about Diet and Varicose Veins