Appearance has a big impact on confidence, so it’s no surprise that queries about spider veins peak in the warmer months when everyone wants to look their best in summer clothing. Spider veins are simply lower leg blood vessels that are visible through the skin. But in some cases, they can appear on the face too.
Modern medicine has come up with various cosmetic techniques to eradicate spider veins, but they are often quite invasive as well as expensive. Luckily, it’s possible to treat spider veins naturally simply by making healthy choices. This is the gold-standard method of eradicating spider veins, as it leads to good overall health as well as the appearance of health.
What are spider veins?
Most often seen in older people, spider veins are veins that have increased in size due to a backup of blood. Spider veins can be exacerbated by pregnancy or menstruation in women and can be experienced along with regional swelling and skin darkening. In addition to this, there are various other causes for spider veins, such as hormonal changes (menopause), excessive sun exposure, acute injuries affecting the vein system, excess weight, occupations that require a lot of standing, and dietary and lifestyle choices.
Spider veins are the most common condition affecting legs in the USA. According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, more than 40% of women have some form of vein condition. This percentage increases as the female population ages, as it does with men who frequently report experiencing spider veins due to jobs that require them to stand for long lengths of time.
How does diet help?
Anti-inflammatory foods are widely credited as being a solution for eliminating unsightly spider veins. As the name implies, anti-inflammatory foods work by reducing the inflammation present in skin’s tissue, relieving the pressure on veins and allowing you to regain smoother-looking legs.
What foods are anti-inflammatory?
Diet is a fundamental tool not just for nutrition but also to keep your system in balance. High-antioxidant foods should be your first choice when it comes to eating for health; the two major forms you should look for being Vitamin C and E.
Vitamin C is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and is found in strawberries, acerola cherries, citrus fruits, papayas, black currants, and kiwis. Vitamin E is renowned for being a blood clot preventative and is found in foods such as almonds, sweet potatoes, avocado, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ.
All vegetables contain an abundance of health-giving vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so ensure you eat plenty of greens notably spinach and broccoli, as well as fiber-rich pumpkins.
Interestingly, tea can also provide you with antioxidants to help you eliminate spider veins further. Matcha, a type of green tea, contains over ten times the antioxidants of blueberries, making it an excellent daily drink in place of dehydrating coffee. Applying moist, used green tea bags over spider veins as a compress can help to shrink them.
How can I prepare anti-inflammatory foods?
In order to preserve the health-giving nutrients, anti-inflammatory foods contain, it is important to cook them correctly. Overdone vegetables can lose a lot of nutrients, so if you can, choose to eat your food raw or partially cooked – favoring lightly steamed, baked, or roasted.
Luckily, plenty of anti-inflammatory foods fit nicely into salads, which you can use to incorporate further healthy ingredients such as oily fish, or nuts as a garnish. Soups are also a good option which will help you eat your daily quota of spider vein reducing nutrients.
If you are out and about most days, making you vulnerable to fast food, a simple option is to pop portable, healthy choices into your car or bag. An apple is a good choice, as it provides a good dose of Vitamin C as well as stomach healthy fiber. Bananas, while lower in Vitamin C, are still a good option for busy people.
In some countries, people prepare steamed sweet potatoes as a daily snack, a cheap and nutrient-filled alternative to a bag of processed chips. Surprisingly, air-popped popcorn is also a source of antioxidants.
What foods to avoid?
It is always wise to avoid a low nutrient diet not just for the sake of your legs but also for the health-giving quality better choices will provide. So, it goes without saying that processed oils and fats, fried foods, products high in sugar and caffeine, as well as alcohol are off the table. While providing an instant flavor kick, all these ingredients place a load on your system that results in the appearance of sluggish veins and swelling, while dehydrating and filling your body with toxins.
When you start to make consistent positive choices, you will see improvements in your overall health and appearance, not just in the leg region but over your whole body. Antioxidants are nature’s wonder food, ensure you are eating your fill today.
When carefully and accurately prescribed by a well-trained, homeopathic doctor, homeopathic remedies can provide significant relief from acute and chronic vein problems. Find a homeopathic physician near you at https://homeopathyusa.org/directory-physicians/