Try Juice Therapy to Reduce Varicose Veins
The science of raw juice continues to march forward.
We came across this interesting article in The Herald News written by Denise Freese and thought some of you might find it beneficial.
Varicose veins can be painful, ugly, and embarrassing. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising, and wearing compression stockings can help you avoid them or lessen any you already have. Another natural remedy that can help reduce the effects of varicose veins you have or may be developing is juice therapy.
Your heart pumps blood throughout your body; the arteries deliver blood to your tissues, and the veins return the blood to the heart. Veins have one-way valves and the contraction of surrounding muscles to help push the blood upwards and keep it flowing. Because the veins are usually working against gravity, they can weaken and become diseased. The result is stretched, swollen veins that have trouble doing their job.
Raw fruit juices have nutrients that can help strengthen veins and break down the hard protein deposits, or fibrin, that can accumulate in varicose veins and inhibit blood flow. The enzyme bromelain, found in pineapple juice, helps reduce fibrin in your veins and can also break up blood clots, a rare but serious potential complication of varicose veins. The juices from dark berries contain a high concentration of natural chemicals called flavonoids, anthocyanins, and proanthocyanidins, which strengthen the walls of blood vessels and help reduce varicose veins. Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and black currants are great types of berries with healthy juices.
When you drink the juices for the treatment of varicose veins, you’ll want to consume at least 8 ounces each day. Make sure the juices you drink are fresh and not pasteurized. Pasteurization breaks down many of the healthy nutrients provided by the juices.
Vegetable juices are also helpful in the fight against varicose veins, as they help ensure healthy collagen in the body. Protein in your diet will also help prevent wear and tear of the collagen, keeping veins strong and healthy.