Research shows that somewhere around a third of the adult population in the United States has a condition that would benefit from spider vein or varicose vein treatment. Spider veins, are a common problem, especially in women. The Society for Vascular Surgery estimates that in the U.S., as much as 35 percent of adults are affected by the condition. The higher risk categories include women, people who are obese, and women who have had several children.
Good nutrition can help both your condition and speed healing from spider vein treatment. The human body is an intricate machine that responds very well when it is supplied with the proper nutrition. As you recover from your vein treatment, incorporate some of these foods into your diet – and eliminate the ones that could cause you problems.
Eat More Fiber
Most people do not get enough fiber in their diet and that isn’t good. Fiber makes the body function much better by moving waste through the digestive tract. It also helps you feel fuller longer which can help reduce your waistline. More to the point of varicose veins, though. Straining while having a bowel movement puts a long of pressure on the veins that are in the lower portion of the rectum, causing hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Do your body a favor and make healthy, high fiber choices including;
- Brown and wild rice
- Whole wheat pasta
- Whole wheat bread
- Whole wheat flour
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is very beneficial to keeping your body functioning at an optimal level. It keeps your skin soft and supple, helps flush out toxins, and hydrates your organs and body. When adding fiber to your diet, make sure you drink lots of water to keep things moving freely.
Select Foods Containing Rutin
Rutin is a flavonoid and is very beneficial for spider veins. While it offers multiple, whole body benefits, one of the most notable is its ability to minimize the permeability and fragility of capillaries. This means that it can actually help to decrease your risk of developing spider veins, really boosting the impact of your vein treatment. Foods rich in Rutin include:
- Apple (especially the skin)
Foods to Avoid
As you make healthy food choices, you will have to get rid of some foods that aren’t so healthy. Eliminate these foods from your diet for healthier veins and overall wellbeing;
- White rice
- White flour
- Alcohol (no more than 1 glass a day)
The doctor who does your vein treatment can help you target specific foods that would best benefit your body, but you can start eating healthy today. It doesn’t have to be a singular big change, rather a series of baby steps leading you to a more nutritious, healthier lifestyle.