It’s DVT Awareness Month and Island Vein Specialists is here to help you fight back – starting with the foods you eat! Super-foods come in all shapes and sizes and incorporating them into our diet can create huge benefit.
Here are5 foods that can actually aid in DVT prevention. Eat ’em up!
Leafy Greens: Though foods high in vitamin K, such as kale, can actually hinder the effect of blood thinning medications when eaten sporadically, it can be beneficial to instead eat a small salad everyday.
Kiwi: Besides the well-known advantages of fruits and vegetables, kiwi eaters have less platelet activity which reduces your risk of blood clots.
Red Wine: Flavinoids in purple grapes can help prevent blood clots by making platelets. That means a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away! But really only one glass. The benefits are reaped in moderation.
Garlic: As a blood thinner, garlic can regularly prevent against blood clots. You do want to check with your doctor, however, about how much garlic you should be eating if you already take a blood thinning medication.
Virgin Olive Oil: For a DVT friendly food choice, be sure to dip your bread in virgin olive oil! High in phenols, this food can also prevent blood clots.
Will you add these foods to this month’s diet to begin your fight against DVT? Let us know on ourFacebook page!
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