Beet and Parsley Shake to Help Combat Varicose Veins

Drinking this shake can help improve circulation, assist venous return, and prevent varicose veins from forming. Of course, this is all in addition to following a balanced diet and doing regular exercise.
Beet and Parsley Shake to Help Combat Varicose Veins

Last update: 08 March, 2021

Combining beets and parsley is a delicious and refreshing option that you can enjoy at any time as part of a healthy lifestyle to help keep varicose veins at bay.

When it comes to fighting varicose veins, it’s important you follow medical advice and adopt good life habits. Specialists have observed on multiple occasions that by following a good diet and regularly exercising, it’s possible to manage varicose veins and avoid them developing into deep vein thrombosis, for example.

You always have to look after yourself, whether or not you have any underlying conditions

Despite the fact that according to data from the United States National Library of Medicine, varicose veins mainly develop because of a combination of genetic inheritance and lifestyle habits, and there are many ways to prevent and tackle them.

If, for example, your mother suffers from varicose veins, it’s essential that you’re aware of this, to potentially stop them from appearing, or consequently, from advancing by maintaining good life habits at all times.

Something as easy as avoiding a sedentary lifestyle and following a diet rich in antioxidants, water, fruit, and fresh vegetables can contribute to your improving your general wellbeing.

Among these foods that you should be eating each day, there are two that you shouldn’t miss out on: beets and parsley. You can even combine them in a naturally hydrating drink. Let’s take a look at what their main ingredients provide us before we show you the recipe.

Beets

According to data from the Spanish Foundation of Nutrition (Fundación Española de la Nutrición (FEN)), beets are a source of carbohydrates, fiber, minerals (potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, and sodium), vitamins, and folates.

Parsley

The same foundation indicates that parsley is a source of fiber, vitamin C, and carotene. In other words, it’s an antioxidant that protects plant cells against the destructive effects of ultraviolet light.

Beet and parsley shake for varicose veins

beet shake on a table with beets and onions

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1 beet
  • Lemon juice (from half a lemon)
  • 1 glass of water (2/5 pint)

Preparation

  • Choose a medium-sized beet that’s not too ripe. The best way to benefit from a beet’s properties is by eating it fresh. You just need to wash it well, peel it and cut it into four pieces so that you can blend it easily.
  • After, wash the parsley leaves well. Although parsley has a strong taste, it’s worth adding to this natural drink.
  • Lastly, blend all the ingredients well until you obtain a smooth juice with no lumps.

Alternatives

We can create a delicious smoothie from other ingredients in addition to beets and parsley. To do that, you just need to add a little apple and ginger. It’s delicious and ginger will add some energy to the mix!

You can also use bananas instead of apples if you want the shake to be sweeter. If that’s the case, it’s best to remove the parsley and add ginger instead.

You can use fresh ginger, ground, or grated. Although, you can also prepare a tea and use that as the base for your shake. This way, it has a softer taste and blends easily. To the infusion, you can also add the classic touch of lemon juice.

An energizing shake

diet shake with lemon and beet on a table stylized

It’s best to drink this shake as a compliment to a main meal, or as a snack, but never as a substitution for a proper meal. It will help us to feel refreshed and full, in addition to providing us with essential nutrients.

Remember that ginger and other spices can be advised against in certain cases. For that reason, it’s important that you consult your doctor before you drink this beet and parsley shake.

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