Earlier this year The Circulation discussed the importance of healthy eating habits and offered 18 superfoods that promote heart and vein health in addition to the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy grocery shopping list and nutrition basics. The list of superfoods includes:

  1. Salmon
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Blueberries
  4. Dark chocolate
  5. Citrus fruits
  6. Soy
  7. Potatoes
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Nuts
  10. Legumes
  11. Extra-virgin olive oil
  12. Red wine
  13. Green tea
  14. Broccoli, spinach, and kale
  15. Coffee
  16. Flax seeds
  17. Avocado
  18. Pomegranate

While identifying healthy ingredients can be part of the challenge, the other part is knowing what to do next. It can be difficult to come up with healthy recipes every night, especially during busy summer months when we’d rather be outside enjoying the sunshine. Luckily, HealWithFood.org offers Recipes for Healthier Veins, including main dishes, salads, soups, breakfast dishes, desserts, and drinks. Featured recipe options include Paleo-friendly zucchini “noodles,” whole wheat pasta with nettle pesto and buckwheat pancakes with papaya puree.

Diet and exercise play a crucial role in heart and vein health, not to mention the general wellness of the rest of the body. The next time you’re searching for a way to make a meal delicious and healthy, try one of these easy varicose vein-fighting recipes.