Friday, 4 May 2012

Five Food’s that’s…… reduce bruising (www.220triathlon.com)

Rocket- This leafy green is rich in Vitamin K, a fat soluble vitamin essential for blood clotting and preventing excessive bleeding. It also strengthens blood vessels, thereby minimising the easy breakage or rupture of blood vessels that can result in bruising.

Green Cabbage- Cabbage is a good source of both Vitamin C and K; the deficiency of both results in easy bruising and bleeding. So increasing the intake of these vitamins helps to strengthen blood capillaries and prevent bruising.

Satsuma’s- Vitamin C deficiency can result in excessive bleeding, bleeding gums and decreased rate of wound healing. One of the easiest ways to boost your vitamin C intake- snack on Satsuma’s.

Olives- These are rich in Vitamin E essential for the formation of red blood cells. It is also needed for the proper utilisation of vitamin K. Vitamin E also helps prevent the blood vessels fragility that can lead to easy bruising.

Raspberries- These popular delicious red berries are super rich in Vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help strengthen collagen- the primary connective tissue- minimising the risk of being bruised when injured.

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