The best foods for varicose veins are those that contains rutin. Rutin is part of the large family of flavonoids. These plant pigments have multiple effects on the body, one of the most important being to reduce the fragility and permeability of capillaries, therefore reducing your risk of developing new varicose veins. While not as concentrated and effective as the extracts in Circulation Essentials, foods that are naturally rich in rutin can put the odds in your favor when it comes to having healthy legs.
Rutin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, vasoprotective (protective of blood vessels) and antithrombotic (protection against blood clots) properties.
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Natural sources of rutin are:
- Apple: Especially the skin. I highly recommend buying organic as most of the pesticides are also found on the skin.