Varicose veins and other vein conditions are a result of a variety of different factors including weight, genetics, pregnancy, smoking, blood clots, and other conditions. However, some research indicates that what you eat can also impact your vein health. Here are three things that you can add to your diet regimen that may be able to help your veins.

Add More Color to Your Plate

If you are the type of person who eats a variety of foods that are beige— mac and cheese, french fries, bread— then this suggestion may be life-altering. Foods that are rich in nutrients like anti-inflammatories and antioxidants like red peppers, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, and Brussel sprouts should be added to your plate. These foods are not only vibrant in color, but they can also strengthen your veins as well.

Drink More Water

By adding more water to your diet, you can experience a bunch of health benefits including fewer varicose vein symptoms. The more hydrated you are, the easier it is for the blood to flow to and from your veins.

Watch Your Sodium Intake

Salt on just about anything is delicious— even chocolate, but salt can also cause your body to retain more water which can also damage your veins. Try cutting back on your sodium by making small steps at first like not adding salt to cooked food and getting low sodium options when available.

Having a healthy body and healthy veins can start with a healthy diet. Although a healthy diet won’t necessarily cure your varicose veins, it may help. If you want to learn more about veins and your vein health, schedule a consultation at our office today: 844.315.8346.


Call 817.235.0769 to schedule your screening and see how Southwest Vein and Leg Center’s Venous Reflux treatments can improve your health and quality of life.


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