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Diet Plan for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a condition in which veins become swollen and enlarged. It occurs when valve of vein did not work properly and blood did not flow in right direction. Varicose veins are commonly found in legs. Women are more prone to this problem. According to Ayurveda, the main cause of varicose veins is imbalance in Ranjaka Pitta and Vyana Vata. Pitta - Vata pacifying diet is beneficial in varicose veins.

Diet charts for Varicose Veins Patients

DIET CHART FOR VARICOSE VEINS

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Green tea

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (veg / sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewian) / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1 - Egg white portion only

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Brown Rice / Vegetable + Dal / Salad

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Salad

DINNER

Chapatti / Brown Rice / Vegetable + Dal + Tofu cheese

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Wheat, Brown rice, Sorghum, Amaranth, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Pearl millet, Buckwheat, Little millet

Flour Ratio - Wheat Atta (50%) + Soybean Atta (20%) + Ragi flour (30%)

Cereals to be avoided

Refined flour, White rice, Rye, Millet ( Bajra)

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Banana, Water melon, Muskmelon, Avocado, Peaches, Pear, Coconut, Pomegranate, Figs, Mango, Litchi, Custard apple, Sapodilla, Papaya.

Fruits to be avoided

Orange, Apple, Mango, Strawberries, Lemon, Limes, Grapes, Blueberries

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Zucchini, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Celery, Coriander, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Mushrooms, Spinach, Carrot, Peas, Fenugreek leaves, Yam, Okra, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Brussels sprouts, Lettuce, Ginger, Chicory greens

Vegetables to be avoided

Tomatoes, Potatoes, Brinjal(eggplant), Garlic, Onion, Green chilies, Red chilies, Radish

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All pulse and legumes

Pulses to be avoided

Nil

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Tofu, Soy milk

Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk, Cheese, Buttermilk, Butter, Curd

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Sunflower oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Rice bran oil

Oils to be avoided

Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon

Spices to be avoided

Mustard, Pimento, Nutmeg, Black pepper

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Homemade soups, Green juice, Herbal tea

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white, Chicken (Once in a week)

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Processed and fried meat, Red meat- (Beef, Lamb, Pork), Fishes –( Tilefish, Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Marlin, Bluefin Tuna), Duck, Turkey

DRY-FRUITS / SEEDS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Nil

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Almond, Raisins, Ground Nuts, Walnut, Peanuts, Pistachio, Cashew, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds.

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Honey

Other Foods to be avoided

Bakery and Processed Foods, Fried Food, Junk Food, Pickles, Artificial Sweeteners, Packed Soups, Refined Sugar, Jaggery

HOME REMEDIES

  • Witch hazel - Add 15-20 drops of witch hazel in luke warm water and soak legs in water for 30 minutes and then wash the legs with water.
  • Marigold- Add 1 cup of marigold petals in 3 cups of water and boil it for five minutes. When water cool down then with the help of cotton ball applied it on affected area.
  • Olive oil – Heat the olive oil for 2-3 minutes and applied it on affected area.
  • Tomatoes- Chop two tomatoes and put them in blender and make a mixture. Applied it topically 2-3 times in a day.
  • Apple cider vinegar - Add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in glass of water and drink it daily.

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water in a day this will remove toxins from body
  • Avoid eating junk food
  • Eat homemade food
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Drink green tea
   
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