Foods to Lower the Risk of Blood Clots


Nuts are high in Omega-3 fatty acids that total and LDL or bad cholesterol levels. If your cholesterol levels are dangerously high, plaque may develop in your arteries(atherosclerosis). High cholesterol levels also increase the risk of venous thromboembolism(VTE) or blood clot in the vein.


Beans are chock-a-block with flavonoids that contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this, they can reduce inflammation, which often triggers clotting, leading to narrow or blocked veins and arteries.

Fruits and Vegetables

Like beans, fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation. Fruits that prevent blood clots? I advise you to eat citrus fruit-lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. For vegetables, I strongly recommend spinach, kale, green cabbage, Brussels sprouts and Broccoli.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, University of Tartu
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MS, Durham University

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