“You are what you eat” is a saying you could probably go the rest of your life without hearing ever again. However, although it’s overused, it’s a saying that has precedence— especially when it comes to your vein health.
If you have varicose veins, you know that they are caused by a variety of different factors including obesity. If you are overweight, we at Atlas Vein Care may encourage you to lose extra weight to help alleviate your varicose veins altogether. However, with the holidays, it can be hard to lose weight and get rid of your veins in the process. To help you stick to your goals, try using these helpful tips before you sit down at the dinner table.
Reduce Sodium Intake
Sodium is in just about everything we consume— even some bottled water. Although your body needs sodium to help it retain water, too much sodium can cause your body to retain too much fluid which is bad for your veins. Even though a lot of popular Thanksgiving dishes have a lot of salt in them, you can replace them with low sodium alternatives for a healthier feast.
Can you remember the last time you filled your plate full of colorful and nutrient-dense vegetables? Rather than serving casseroles for Thanksgiving, try serving fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin enriched vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which can help you get rid of your varicose veins.
Drink More Water
Make sure you are starting out the holiday season by staying hydrated. Water helps to alleviate symptoms caused by varicose veins by flushing out your system. Rather than drinking wine with your Thanksgiving dinner, try drinking water instead.
As a contributing factor of varicose veins, obesity can be hard to combat— especially around Thanksgiving. However, the tips listed above can help.
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