Here is a secret health tip that you might need one day. Varicose veins can be diminished or totally eliminated by adding just a few simple things to your diet every day. This will take anywhere from one to three months of persistence before you see the unsightly veins start to disappear. Not only will your legs look years younger, your eyesight, skin, hair and nails will improve as well. Additionally, it will help your reduce your future risk of scary events like aneurysms, strokes and high blood pressure as well as reducing your cholesterol. What are these diet foods and where can you get them?
Well, as it turns out most of your varicose veins can be reversed by your eating a cup of blueberries a day. I suggest that you eat the previously frozen blueberries. I find mine, organically grown and frozen at Trader Joe's for a reasonable price. The freezing breaks the cell wall of the blueberries and allow your body to have more access to the "blue" or the good stuff that strengthens your arteries and veins. Blueberries have anthocyanins which are antioxidants helps strengthen the vessel integrity, thereby reducing the vein prominence.
Other dark colored fruits also can help with this as well such as black raspberries, blackberries, red grapes and black currants. But they don't work near as well as the blueberries. Additionally, pomegranate juice can add to your blood vessel integrity (1/2 cup of pure pomegranate juice per day). I've also found that dried blueberries are a great snack that my two year old niece, Evelyn loves. Blueberries have also been shown to reduce the rate of mental decline due to aging, which contributes to my theory that aging is largely a function of accumulation of environmental damage to the body and brain.
As you take on the challenge to get rid of your varicose veins this coming year. Start by eating lots of blueberries, drink pomegranate juice and of course, red wine for those who can tolerate it. That's what I call "Eat, Drink and be Merry".