Healthy Vein Lunch Ideas

It’s getting to be midday and you’re ready for lunch! But, what to make? Here are some great vein-healthy ideas to consider!

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.

Ingredients:

1 small head organic romaine lettuce
5 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1 organic carrot, diagonally sliced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1 tbsp. canola oil

Directions

Arrange romaine lettuce on two plates. Top with salmon, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, and cucumber.

Shake lemon juice, canola oil, and minced ginger in tightly covered jar. Pour over salad.

 

Carrot and Avocado Salad

Avocados, a key ingredient in this salad, are brimming 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.

 Ingredients

1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
4 medium carrots, peeled and grated
Dash of balsamic vinegar
Sunflower seeds, to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine avocado and grated carrots in a medium salad bowl. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.

 

Carrot and Beet Soup
This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create a beautiful crimson soup that also helps combat varicose veins. Betacyanin, a phytochemical compound responsible for the deep red color of beets, is known to significantly reduce levels of homocysteine, a naturally occurring amino acid that can damage blood vessels. The carrots in this soup provide an ample supply of fiber and vitamin C which help combat varicose veins.

Ingredients

3 medium beets, peeled and diced
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 pound carrots, diced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
6 cups vegetable stock

Directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion until golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add beets, carrots, and stock. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until beets and carrots are tender, about 25 minutes.

In a food processor, purée soup in batches. Taste soup and adjust seasonings.

Serve hot or cold, garnished with cilantro leaves.

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