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Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their blood-thinning properties. If you take these natural blood thinners together with the blood thinning drugs, they increase their effectiveness. In a case report, this was the case after taking 2000 mg of fish oil per day, whereby the INR value was already very high, which indicates that the oils act as natural blood thinners even in significantly lower doses.
If you take omega-3 fatty acids preventively (as a nutritional supplement) or prepare your meals with the appropriate oils, you ensure healthy flow properties of your blood.
It is interesting that the alpha-linolenic acid seems to be particularly effective here. It is far more suitable for blood thinning than the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.
You do not have to take fish, algae or krill oil to thin your blood, but can stick to linseed oil and hemp oil and use them for delicious raw food dishes (since these oils must not be heated).
Nettle and basil
It is interesting that foods that are considered rich in vitamin K, such as B. nettles and basil can thin the blood - research has shown. However, the green leaf was not used here, but an aqueous extract, i.e. nettle or basil tea.
Nonetheless, you shouldn't view vitamin K as an enemy, as some doctors still do today, specifically advising patients against healthy foods just because they are rich in vitamin K.
Because foods rich in vitamin K are among the healthiest foods ever, e.g. B. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, herbs and all leafy green vegetables.
It is now known that consuming these foods does not cause any problems when taking blood thinners. The dose of blood thinners only needs to be adjusted accordingly and it is best to consume similar amounts of vitamin K every day in order to avoid strong fluctuations.
Foods rich in vitamin K therefore have more advantages than disadvantages for blood thinner patients. Because the foods mentioned do not only provide vitamin K, but also a lot of calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll and the valuable secondary plant substances.
Cocoa and dark chocolate
The active ingredients in natural cocoa are so strong that dark chocolate (with a high cocoa content and as little or no sugar as possible) becomes a real remedy:
Cocoa contains so many highly concentrated flavonoids and OPC that in 2003 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition a study was reported in which participants received either a dietary supplement containing the active ingredients in cocoa or a placebo for 28 days.
At the end of the trial period, blood coagulation had decreased significantly, which shows that cocoa is very suitable as a natural blood thinner.
We have explained here how you can make sugar-free chocolate yourself: Make your own chocolate
OPC - oligomeric proanthocyanidins
Of course, OPC is not only contained in cocoa. Relevant amounts of OPC are also present in grape seed extract and red wine extract.
The OPC has excellent properties for the cardiovascular system:
As a powerful antioxidant, OPC protects the blood vessel walls from oxidative stress and attacks from free radicals. In this way, the blood vessels remain elastic and stable. No damage and therefore no deposits can form.
Furthermore, chronic venous insufficiency (which is usually associated with varicose veins) is one of the indications for which there seems to be the most scientific evidence with regard to OPC.
OPC has been shown to be very beneficial here. It relieves pain and relieves swelling, so it is a good natural aid for the entire vascular system and thus also for improved blood flow.
Combine natural blood thinners
The list of natural blood thinners already shows how well a healthy diet with the appropriate nutritional supplements can protect against excessive blood clotting, blood clots and slowed blood flow.
It is mainly the flavonoids (certain phytochemicals) that make natural blood thinners from the foods mentioned. That is why a diet that is composed in particular of plant-based foods is also such a good preventative measure for health and disease prevention when it comes to cardiovascular problems.
So if you do
- eat plenty of flavonoid-rich and fiber-rich vegetables and fruits,
- if you use high quality oils with omega-3 fatty acids,
- if you nibble on dark chocolate every now and then,
- if you spice it up with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon,
- if you add garlic and onions to your meals,
- occasionally drink nettle tea and
- if necessary use certain food supplements, such as B. OPC, curcumin, red wine extract or capsaicin,
- adhere to the urgently needed digestive and fasting times
- enough exercise in the fresh air
Not only is your blood in great shape. Your vessels are also protected. No more deposits should form and your cardiovascular system will do an excellent job well into old age.
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