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Salad Recipes for People with Varicose Veins


Rich in vitamins and minerals, salads can give anyone a health boost. But salad recipes, especially those that use vein-strengthening foods, can be particularly beneficial for people with varicose veins.

If you've been looking for varicose vein fighting salad recipes, you're in luck. This section of HealWithFood.org's Diet Guide for People with Varicose Veins offers a selection of salad recipes that use foods like radishes, carrots, avocados, ginger, beets, and a number of other foods that may help improve the health of your veins. But before you get started on any of these recipes, make sure you've explored the section Diet Tips for Treating Varicose Veins as well as the section Best Foods for Preventing Varicose Veins.


Carrot and Avocado Salad

Avocados, a key ingredient in this salad, are packed with natural compounds that fight varicose veins. They contain both vitamin C and vitamin E, two key vitamins for vascular health. Avocados are also at the top of the list of plant foods with the highest concentration of glutathione, a tripeptide molecule that protects the heart, veins, and arteries from oxidant damage. Glutathione also ensures vitamin C and vitamin E can function properly. As an additional bonus, avocados are typically low in pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

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Upgrade Your Salad-Making Tools!

Toss out that old plastic bottle and invest in an elegant salad dressing shaker made of high-quality glass! Don't know which one to pick? Try Trudeau's wonderfully-designed vinaigrette mixing bottle – it has a large spout opening, dripless design, and three mouthwatering recipes printed on it for easy reference.



Do you live in the UK? Typhoon manufactures a similar glass shaker which is available from Amazon.co.uk.

Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots and ginger to create a powerful natural remedy for fighting varicose veins. Betacyanin, a phytochemical compound responsible for beets' deep red-purple color, is known to significantly reduce levels of homocysteine, a naturally occurring amino acid that can damage blood vessels. The carrots in this salad provide an amply supple of fiber and vitamin C which help combat varicose veins.

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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Low in calories, this salmon and romaine lettuce salad is packed with fiber and vitamins. It also features radishes which help support the structure of capillaries.

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Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Also this salad recipe draws on the benefits of avocados which are crammed full of nutrients that help figth varicose veins, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione.

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Radicchio, Cress and Pear Salad

Sure enough, garden cress and radicchio add a peppery bite to this vegan salad, but they can do much more than that! The red leaves of radicchio contain anthocyanins, powerful flavonoid pigments that have been associated with good health (including healthy veins). Garden cress delivers glucosinolates, health-protecting compounds that have made Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli, popular among health foodists. The pears in this low-calorie salad provide plenty of soluble fiber which can help reduce pressure on your veins by preventing constipation.

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Ginger and Cucumber Salad

This salad is a great way to include more ginger in your diet. In herbal medicine, ginger is often used to treat varicose veins because of its ability to dissolve fibrin in blood vessels and to improve circulation.

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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that help fight varicose veins, please visit the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Fighting Varicose Veins.