A natural diet, low in fat and salt, helps control varicose veins or venous insufficiency. Other factors that influence the appearance of varicose veins include pregnancy, heredity and being prolonged standing or sitting.
In turn, there are foods that help the veins to dilate, aggravating the situation, such as alcoholic beverages, coffee, sweets and sausages. But at the same time, there are other foods that help improving circulation and that we should consume daily.
Food to control varices
Liquid: Water, juice smoothies, soups, and stews. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, equivalent to 2 liters of water.
Potassium: Banana, tomato, zucchini, potatoes, spinach, asparagus and grapes.
Fibers: Cereals, vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, wheat bran and whole grains.
Fatty Acids: seed oils, vegetable margarine, oily fish.
Antioxidants: Carrots, citrus fruits, strawberries, grapes, onions, spinach, garlic and tomatoes.
Note: Leaving aside the junk food is essential for people who suffer from varicose veins.