Food and water play an essential role in the overall state of our health. We now know that specific dietary options are critical to maintaining a person’s vein health and hopefully prevent future varicose vein formation. Varicose veins are twisted, swollen, and sometimes painful veins visible on some people’s legs.
Water makes up over 95% of the human body and, therefore, plays a crucial role in your body’s overall functioning. Despite this, some people still fail to understand the importance of water intake in their daily diet. The human body is a fine-tuned instrument. Proper hydration is one element that our bodies require to function at optimal levels. Failure to maintain appropriate body hydration will result in the breakdown of critical bodily functions. Consider how your body and you feel when you have been out in the sun all day and have not been maintaining your fluid intake. You feel tired, hot, fatigued. Dehydration plays a large roll in why you do not feel well.
Without proper hydration, many vitamins and minerals begin to have adverse effects on the body. Some of these effects can harm your overall health. This is why water is crucial for making you feel good and maintaining your body’s overall health.
Fiber intake, especially soluble fiber, plays a critical role in vein health. Inadequate fiber intake can help to maintain a healthy bowel routine by preventing constipation. This condition can impede venous blood return through the abdominal cavity. This impediment to flow exerts pressure on the veins within the abdomen, which makes it more difficult for the blood in the legs to flow back up towards the heart. This added pressure promotes varicose vein formation in the legs. Avoiding constipation by maintaining adequate soluble fiber intake can minimize the risk of developing varicose veins in the future. Some high fiber foods to consider:
Eating healthy is essential on many levels. It is no different as it applies to vein health. If you have or think you have varicose vein or spider vein issues, call the STL Vein & Cosmetics today at 314.842.1441 to set up your free consultation. Our team of vein care specialists is here to serve all of your vein care needs.