10 Best foods for varicose veins remedy

The Foods You Eat Can Make All the Difference When it Comes to Having Beautiful Legs and Healthy Veins

Improving your diet can both reduce the pressure on your veins and reinforce them.  Not following the healthy tips on this page can increase your risk of developing new and bigger varicose veins. Simply add the following best foods for varicose veins to your diet, and say good bye to those unsightly veins.

Brown rice is a great source of fibers

Switching white rice for brown rice will help prevent varicose veins


1. Eat More Fiber

When you strain, or hold your breath when passing stool, it creates a greater pressure in the veins in the lower rectum. This straining will increase the damage to the veins and the potential to develop hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

There is a easy solution to avoid sitting on the toilet for too long: eating more fiber. While you increase the amount of fiber to your diet, make sure to sip from your water bottle all day long. Fluids help to keep the stool soft and moving easily.

Adding more fiber to your diet should not require any major change nor any supplement. The trick is to avoid the three white poisons and to replace them with their healthy equivalent.

The three white poisons are:

  • white flour
  • white rice
  • sugar

Simply replace white flour with whole wheat flour. The whole wheat flour contains all the vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber that are naturally present in the grain. Replace white bread with 100% whole wheat bread. Do the same thing with pasta.

White rice can be replace with brown rice and wild rice. People who switch to brown rice instead of white see many health improvements, including lower blood pressure and lower risk of diabetes. It’s a simple change that can give major benefits.

The last poison is sugar. Instead of eating a sugary snack, eat a fruit. And instead of adding sugar to your breakfast or dessert, add some small fruits like blueberries. The boost of antioxidants will reinforce your veins. The extra fiber will help you lose weight by keeping you full longer. And the slow release of energy from the fruits will keep you active for longer hours.

A link as been found between alcohol intake and varicose veins

Avoid drinking more than one drink a day especially if you are a woman


Regular alcohol intake is likely to increase the risk of varicose veins and spider veins. Avoid drinking more than one drink a day, especially if you are a woman.

While the researches on the link between alcohol and varicose veins are scarce, you can find one here: [1]




2. Choose Foods Containing Rutin to Strengthen your Veins

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.

Health Secrets Hiding in Your Grocery Store

Natural sources of rutin are:



  • Buckwheat






  • Apple


Especially the skin. I highly recommend buying organic as most of the pesticides are also found on the skin.





  • Cherries






  • Grapes







  • Blackberries






  • Apricot




Some Foods Can Affect Your Hormones and Cause Varicose Veins

It’s one thing to add the best foods for varicose veins to your diet, but you also need to avoid some nasty chemicals to get younger looking and healthy legs. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogen like chemical that comes from hard plastic.  Plastics with BPA are used to line cans and make bottles. Which means that unless stated otherwise on the label, canned foods in your grocery are packed with BPA. Estrogen has been link with a higher risk of spider veins.

So if you want to eat only the best foods for varicose veins, replace canned food with fresh, dry or frozen food and keep healthy legs for life.

Now that you know the best foods for varicose veins, be sure to learn more about which supplements can effectively treat venous insufficiency at:

Which Supplements Can Treat Varicose Veins?

 Questions? Feel free to ask them below!

Marc Livingston

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6 Responses to “10 Best foods for varicose veins remedy”

  1. Eloise Hatfield
    July 17, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I have a number of very noticeable veins on the upper part of my left leg, and other smaller spider veins on my right leg. After they appear, is there any way to make them decrease?
    Are there any exercises or foods that actually cause veins to disappear, or does that require medical treatment?

    • July 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      Past a certain point, there is no way to make them decrease. The only solution is to remove the vein in question with surgery. However, no surgery or medical treatment can prevent you from getting new varicose veins. Correct exercise, healthy foods, taking herbal supplements and wearing your compression stockings are the only way to prevent varicose veins.

  2. Tammie Callaghan
    October 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    To help ease the discomfort of vericose and spider veins, I have found that filling the tub with hot water as hot as I can stand and Epsom Salts no less than 2 cups and relax in the tub no less than 20 mins. It helps shrink my swollen viens and it appears that someone has taken a magic eraser to the smaller veins. I hope this helps. I am going to try the food suggestions. Unfourantly weight loss is not an option as I am pregnant :) My stockings have been ordered.

  3. InTheKnow
    March 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    You don’t need surgery or drugs. Get the right diet and exercise and the varicose veins will decrease dramatically. Sitting at your computer for hours will cause varicose veins.

  4. lakshminarayana
    December 29, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    6month back I under gone varicose vein treatment , doctor stripped out vein from right leg.

    Since my work is standing job, again I feel the swelling in the right leg and it started in left leg also and feel pain in both legs

    I lost hope in going to doctor.

    Any simple solution to reduce the pain and swelling?

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