Food or Drinks That Raise the Risk of Blood Clots

Food or Drinks That Raise the Risk of Blood Clots

Red and Processed Meats

Red meat is high in saturated fat, while processed meat has large amounts of salt or sodium. Eating a lot of saturated fat can cause a spike in bad cholesterol levels, promoting blood clots, while excess sodium consumption affects blood vessel function, increasing the risk of blood clots.

Refined or Processed Foods

A diet high in refined or processed foods, including white bread, fast food, French fries, crackers, white rice, pastries and pre-packed foods, allows for the formation of cholesterol plaques in your arteries. It is these plaques that make you more susceptible to blood clots.

Sugary Beverages

Taking sugary beverages, including dietary soda and juice, is associated with a high risk of blood clots. While there is a need for more research to prove how these beverages affect blood clots, you may really want to moderate your consumption.

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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