We’re taught from a young age that a healthy diet helps you keep your waistline in check and feel your best, but eating your fruits and vegetables may do more than that. A study conducted by the New York University School of Medicine has found a possible link between good food and decreased vein disease: three or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day may decrease your risk of vein disease.
A plant-based diet also decreases your risk of diabetes, which when coupled with cardiovascular problems, can potentially lead to amputation. Especially as we age, we need to keep our diet as nutritious as possible to avoid these complicated problems.
Catching vascular conditions early can prevent strokes or the need for amputation. Knowing the signs and symptoms of vascular disease can help patients seek treatment as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms be sure to contact our Dayton, OH vein doctor Dr. Sinnathamby.
Plant Based Diet Decrease Risk of Vascular Disease
You have control over your vascular health. The study that found a link between a healthy diet and reduced risk of arterial disease examined over 3.7 million patients, and concluded that those who ate at least three servings of vegetables or fruit per day had significantly fewer incidents of peripheral artery disease, or PAD.
While it may seem impossible to consume a plant-based diet, it’s more manageable when you start off slowly. Start by incorporating one additional whole fruit or vegetable in your diet, like eating an apple or sliced cucumber. There are also countless resources online for you to learn about low-carb swaps for things like rice and pasta, and which nutrients are found in which foods.
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Dr. Sinnathamby is a highly trained and experienced doctor focusing on the diagnosis and non-invasive treatment of vascular conditions. Varicose to Perfect is a state of the art facility equipped with the most modern technology for the minimally invasive treatment of vascular conditions. If you have a vascular condition contact our Dayton, OH office or schedule a consultation online.