Increased blood viscosity.
Risk factors that lead to high blood viscosity.
Many medications make blood thicker and slower to flow through blood vessels. The more sugar a person eats, the higher the risk of blood clots, as they affect blood viscosity. Other risk factors include hereditary diseases of the hematopoietic system, liver and pancreatic pathologies.
The thicker the blood, the worse a person feels. He gets tired faster, suffers from daytime sleepiness, and at the same time his memory and attention worsens. Otherwise one can wait for such serious health problems as: heart attack, stroke, TELA, hypertensive crisis etc.
Foods that thin the blood
Consumption of blood thinners is not a good alternative to taking medications prescribed by doctors.
However, provided that the person does not suffer from any serious illnesses, but only worries about their own health, they should pay attention to blood-thinning products.
This is especially true for people who have a hereditary predisposition to problems with the heart and blood vessels.
Canned and fresh tomatoes.
Cabbage, regardless of its variety.
Regular inclusion of these vegetables in the menu allows you to improve the quality of the blood, will help to thin it and resist the formation of blood clots.
Pomegranates (you should eat them with caution, since they contribute to an increase in hemoglobin levels).
Grapefruit, lemon, orange.
Peaches and apricots.
The improvement in blood chemistry comes from the fact that fruits contain many vitamins and acids.
Any fresh-pressed juices. They can be made from fruits, berries, or vegetables.
Juice must necessarily be fresh, not prepared in factory conditions. Juices from packets bought in the store do not have the set of useful substances that freshly squeezed drinks will contain.
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, currants and cranberries.
The use of fresh berries allows to thin the blood. If frozen raw materials or jam are used for this purpose, it will be impossible to achieve the desired effect. Blood-thickening will be black-fruit rowanberry.
Honey and propolis
Have a positive effect on the qualitative composition of the blood, help to increase the elasticity and strength of the vascular wall.
Olive oil, linseed oil, sunflower seed oil, sea buckthorn oil.
All vegetable oils allow to fight against atherosclerosis, because they reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. The exception is corn oil.
Condiments and spices.
Garlic, ginger, cinnamon, horseradish, hot peppers in pods, and apple cider vinegar.
Consumption of these foods helps to restore the integrity of damaged red blood cells and increases the flow of blood in the body.
Plain water, mineral water with magnesium, green tea, rooibos, carcade, chicory, herbal decoctions.
In order for the blood to have normal viscosity, it is necessary to drink enough water. If the liquid enters the body in small amounts, the blood will be thick.
It is worth taking into account that drinks such as coffee, black tea and commercially produced juices are not able to normalize the water balance in the body. Therefore, you should not rely on them as helpers in the fight against increased blood viscosity.
Acidic fruits and berries, as well as juice prepared on their basis, contribute to blood thinning. An important condition for achieving the desired effect is to prepare the drinks before direct consumption.
For blood thinning do not use store-bought juices, because they are full of sugar and chemical components. People who suffer from peptic ulcer disease, gastritis and other lesions of the digestive system should not drink juice.
What not to eat?
In the presence of diseases related to the heart and blood vessels, as well as with high blood viscosity, you should refuse to eat the following products:
Bread and any products based on white flour. This applies to muffins, cookies, cookies, pastries, etc.
All sweet foods: candy, chocolate, sugar, jam, caramel.
All foods that are a source of animal fats: butter, margarine, dairy products, hard cheeses.
Products that have undergone the process of smoking or canning.
Fatty meats and sausages.
Starchy foods: potatoes, bananas, etc.
Alcoholic beverages. The exception is red dry wine.
You should not drink large amounts of strong tea and coffee, because they contribute to the removal of fluids from the body and clotting of the blood.
The same applies to sweet carbonated drinks. Also, you should not be fond of the consumption of greens, in particular parsley, dill and spinach.