List of blood thickening and thinning products

Description relevant to 12.09.2017

  • Efficiency: therapeutic effect after 1 month
  • Dates: three months or more
  • Product Cost: 1600-1700 rubles a week

General rules

All processes occurring in the cells of our body depend on the indicators of blood viscosity. After all, its main function is to transport nutrients, respiratory gases, hormones and much more. When blood properties change (thickening, acidification, level increase cholesterol or sugar) its transport function is disrupted and the course of processes in all organs changes.

Predisposing factors for increasing blood viscosity of development are:

  • an increase in the number of red blood cells, platelets and hemoglobin levels,
  • increased blood coagulation
  • insufficient fluid intake and dehydration,
  • blood loss
  • violation of water absorption in the large intestine,
  • acidification of the body,
  • a lack of of vitamins and minerals involved in the synthesis enzymes and hormones,
    a large amount of sugar and carbohydrates in the diet.

The syndrome of increased viscosity leads to the fact that blood cells cannot perform their functions (for example, transport), and the organs do not receive the necessary substances and do not get rid of decay products. Thick blood hardly pushes the heart through the vessels, it is prone to formation thromboticat and a person develops various pathological conditions and diseases.

The most dangerous consequences are a tendency to thrombosis. More often thrombosed coronary vessels and cerebral vessels with development myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Development is also possible. hypertension, atherosclerosis, intracerebral and subdural bleeding. Timely detection of increased blood viscosity (general blood test, hematocrit, coagulogram) allows you to conduct treatment on time and adjust nutrition to avoid formidable complications.

An insufficient amount of amino acids in the diet, proteins, trace elements and unsaturated fatty acids causes an increase in blood viscosity. Based on this, the main foods in this condition will be: sea fish, low-fat meat, seaweed, eggs, olive, linseed oil, dairy products. Anticoagulants include products containing salicylic acidiodine vitamin e and omega 3 fatty acid.

A blood thinner diet should contain some important trace elements that affect function platelet count.

The negative consequences of deficiency are increased platelet aggregation and excessive thrombosis. Human nutrition is characterized by excessive salt intake and a deficiency in potassium and magnesium, so a lack of magnesium is quite common. Since it is ingested with food and water, a magnesium-rich diet is recommended (sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, wheat bran, rice, oatmeal, avocados, yogurt, sea kale, prunes).

When compiling a diet, one must take into account not only its quantity, but also bioavailability. The maximum amount of magnesium contains fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts (only a new crop). During the preparation of products (drying, canning, drying), the concentration of this element decreases slightly, but bioavailability decreases. There are natural mineral waters rich in magnesium: Batalinskaya, Donat, Kislovodsk narzans, Pyatigorsk (Lysogorskaya) waters.

Plant foods rich in potassium: raisins, nuts, pumpkin, baked potatoes, seaweed, sardines, prunes, apricots, lean meat.

Its low level increases the risk of thrombosis. It is found in many cereals, vegetables and herbs, meat products and offal (liver). Concurrent use of foods rich in ascorbic acid (sweet and sour berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, bell peppers, legumes), accelerate the absorption of iron.

Strengthens the walls of blood vessels and reduces the risk of thrombosis. The most effective for blood thickening is tomato and tomato juice. For prevention purposes, the diet should include lemons, eggplant, onions, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, turnips, squash. However, vitamin C should be within normal limits, since an excess of it contributes to an increase in viscosity.

Omega-3 PUFAs

They have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antithrombotic effects. Positive effects are associated with their ability to cause vasodilation, reduce platelet activity, rheological properties of blood and a tendency to thrombosis. Their necessary amount in the diet ranges from 0.5-1 g / day.

The high content of these acids in sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, halibut, flaxseed, rapeseed, soybean, mustard, peanut, sesame oil, fish oil, various nuts and seeds. Eating fish even once a week reduces the risk of thrombosis by 30-45%, while eating red fried meat increases this risk by 2 times.

Amino Acid Taurine

Promotes blood thinning. Most of it is found in unrefined cold pressed vegetable oil (linseed or olive), in shrimp, squid, tuna, shellfish, and flounder. It will be sufficient to consume 3 times a week for 200 g of seafood.

It has a vasodilating effect and reduces platelet aggregation. It is enough to eat 30 g of nuts daily to reduce blood coagulation. Nuts (cedar, almonds, cashews) in addition contain a large amount of protein and trace elements.

Contained in sea fish, seaweed, shrimp, sea cucumbers, mussels. This element not only normalizes blood viscosity, but also reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. Ready-made seaweed salads contain a lot of salt, vinegar and spices, it is better to purchase dried and cook at your own discretion or add in the form of seasoning in a ground form in all dishes.


Contain strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries, citrus fruits (primarily lemons), apples, prunes, currants (white, red), cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, beets, onions, garlic, dark grapes, dry red wine.

To summarize the above, you can make a list of foods that thin the blood:

  • lemon,
  • garlic, onion,
  • tomatoes (tomato juice),
  • artichoke,
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • beet,
  • cucumbers
  • ginger,
  • cinnamon,
  • fish (trout, mackerel, herring, sardine, salmon) and fish oil,
  • Apple vinegar,
  • olive, linseed, rapeseed, peanut, sesame oil,
  • almond,
  • hazelnut,
  • sunflower seeds,
  • oatmeal, oatmeal,
  • bitter chocolate,
  • cocoa,
  • Cherry, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, cranberries, gooseberries, lingonberries, dark grapes, currants, strawberries, blueberries, melon, citrus fruits, apricot, figs, peaches, apples.

Try not to abuse salt, include ginger tea, fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet. Natural grape juice (from red grapes), juices from orange, lemon, tomatoes, cranberries are especially useful.

Overweight is seen as a factor predisposing to increased blood clotting. In this regard, it is important to reduce the calorie content of food (1700 kcal / day) by eliminating refined carbohydrates (sugar, confectionery, preserves, sweets, etc.).

Allowed Products

A diet for thick blood provides:

  • Replacing meat products with fish and seafood and providing the body with an adequate amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in marine fish. The basis of the weekly diet should be fish and seafood dishes. Prefer fatty sea fish - salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel, herring, salmon, sardines, saury. Enough inclusion in the diet of 100-150 g of fish 3 times a week. A useful addition is seaweed, which can also be used in dried form.
  • Introduction to the diet of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of flaxseed, olive, rapeseed, mustard, nut, sesame vegetable oils, which should be used in their natural form, and not in heat-treated.
  • Inclusion of at least 200 g of fresh fruits and 400 g of vegetables daily. You can eat red grapes, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, red peppers, cucumbers - they contain a small amount of vitamin K.
  • Salicylates are rich in strawberries, gooseberries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries, beets, onions, garlic, citrus fruits (lemons in the first place), apples, prunes.
  • Garnish for meat and fish from carrots, zucchini, and eggplant. If you eat potatoes, it is better in the skin and baked.
  • Add vegetable greens, bran, fenugreek, sesame and flax seeds, ground in a coffee grinder to vegetable salads.
  • Vegetable soups, cabbage soup, beetroot soup, borscht. Exclude meat broths, and do not fry soups.
  • Eating meat and poultry of low-fat varieties - it is enough to include them in the diet 2 times a week.
  • Useful turkey meat (it contains very little fat).
  • Rye and bran bread. In home baked goods, it is better to add flax seed, bran or sesame.
  • Milk and dairy products of low fat content. Sour cream and cream should be used only in dishes. The weekly menu can include up to 4 eggs.
  • Eating oat, corn, pearl barley, wheat cereal and brown rice. Porridge can be cooked in water or milk.
  • The most important feature of the diet of people prone to blood clotting is the sufficient use of high-quality drinking water. With limited intake of water, blood thickening is noted.
  • Herbal teas (licorice, hawthorn, hazel leaves, clover, sage) with lemon, ginger tea, citrus juices, any water without gas are useful. The amount of fluid drunk should be 1.5-2 liters per day.

Causes of blood clotting

Blood, as you know, is the main living environment, all processes that occur in human cells and organs are completely dependent on its quality. If the quality of blood is impaired, first of all, it concerns thickening, acidification and increase of cholesterol, as a result, the main transport function of the blood starts to function poorly, and all this can lead to the fact that redox processes in human tissues and organs are violated, including liver, kidneys, brain, and so on.

Everyone should remember that the quality of the main living environment, that is, blood, should be maintained within the limits of optimal homeostasis.

Blood is more than 90% water. The human body, when it uses chlorinated, dirty, degraded, and carbonated water with a high surface tension (tap water - up to 73 dyne / cm2), spends a large amount of cellular energy on water conversion.

There is another reason for impaired blood quality - this is enzymatic deficiency. In the human body, under the action of enzymes, a complete breakdown of proteins to amino acids begins, including fats, that is, lipids, carbohydrates, and so on. Fermentopathy leads to the fact that the under-oxidized breakdown products of lipid and protein molecules enter the bloodstream, and subsequently there is a violation of biochemical processes in the blood, promoting the bonding of red blood cells and, as a result, leading to oxygen damage to tissues and cells.

Blood thickening can also occur if general acidification of the body has occurred.

There is another reason for thickening of the blood - this is the excessive blood-destroying function of the spleen.

Dehydration during high physical exertion and in very hot climates.

Poorly absorbed liquid or insufficiently drunk. Along with blood flow, water fills our body with nutrients and oxygen, which are delivered to cells. Its process can be compared with the action of a solvent, that is, it dilutes the blood and helps to be better absorbed with the help of useful substances.

Blood thickening may occur due to the harmful effects of radiation.

Also, if you eat a large amount of simple carbohydrates and sugar.

A lack of vitamins and minerals, for example, such as vitamin C, lecithin, selenium, zinc and others, can also lead to thickening of the blood, since these vitamin preparations are actively involved in the production of enzymes and hormones. This drawback is caused by the poor functioning of the liver, which is the most important biochemical laboratory of the human body and needs timely cleansing measures. And this is due to the fact that the liver is constantly experiencing stress, and especially among those people who are used to eating smoked, canned, sweet and meat foods, as well as those who have associated their lives with harmful working conditions and live in adverse environmental conditions .

And the last reason for today is insufficient salt intake, since blood is saline.

Additional recommendations

At the very beginning, I want to say that not only proper nutrition, but also a sufficient amount of drinking helps to thin the blood, since everyone knows that our blood consists of ninety percent of the water. According to medical research, all people who suffer from vascular diseases disastrously drink plain water, although for each of them this is a matter of life and death, especially in hot weather. Since it is in the heat that the number of strokes and heart attacks increases dramatically at times, that is, a person sweats, loses a large amount of moisture, as a result the blood vessels narrow and the blood thickens.

Therefore, it is necessary to try to drink at least two or two and a half liters of good quality water every day to replenish the physiological costs of the body and to ensure the usefulness of metabolic processes. By the way, this is the first and most important natural remedy that will help thin the blood. If you use dirty, chlorinated or degraded water, as we said above, the body will spend a large amount of energy for its formation at the intracellular level.

In addition to water, it is also recommended to use mint or green tea and natural juices made from fruits and vegetables. By the way, with varicose veins, juices that are made from lemon, red grapes, tomato, orange, cranberries and other acidic berries are considered especially useful. You should try to abandon alcohol and beer, as these drinks are diuretic products that contribute to dehydration and lead to thickening of the blood.

If you suffer from thrombophlebitis, then it will be very useful for you to include in your diet a mixture of garlic, onions, lemon and honey. Recipe: Combine two hundred grams of onions, one hundred grams of garlic, fifty grams of lemon and one hundred grams of honey. Mix all the ingredients well and take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.

Education: Moscow Medical Institute I. Sechenov, specialty - "Medical business" in 1991, in 1993 "Occupational diseases", in 1996 "Therapy".

What foods thicken blood

Vitamin K called vitamin coagulation. Translated from Latin, this word means coagulation or thickening. When under the influence of adhesion forces, small dispersed particles stick together, forming larger ones.

  • Contains Vitamin K in all green vegetables. There is a lot of it in lettuce, onions (feather), basil, parsley, celery, all kinds of cabbage (Peking, white, broccoli, cauliflower), green tomatoes, spinach ...

Of the fruits, it is found in apricot, avocado, pineapple, grapes, mango, nectarine, peach, papaya, feijoa, persimmon, prunes, mango, bananas ...

  • In berries (blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, red currants).
  • From meat products: in beef and chicken liver, pork, goose, chicken.
  • In dairy products (cheeses, whole milk, cream, butter).

Tannins (gallodobic acid) belong to the group of tannins that increase coagulability. Therefore, plants containing them, traditional medicine uses to heal wounds and stop bleeding.

Food with tannins. High concentration is noted in:

  • pomegranates, persimmons, bird cherry,
  • sea ​​buckthorn, blueberries, quince,
  • blackcurrant, chokeberry,
  • blueberries, viburnum, lingonberries,
  • cranberries, peanuts, pistachios,
  • almonds, walnuts,
  • rose hips, chicory, grapes,
  • cocoa, rhubarb, cinnamon,
  • cloves, thyme, caraway seeds,
  • bay leaf, bean,
  • eucalyptus leaves, oak bark,
  • chestnuts, acacia, dark chocolate.

Tannins give products astringency and astringent properties. The concentration of tannins in different plants is not the same.

Flavonoids. A group of substances that is found in herbs, berries, fruits, vegetables, which can change the activity of enzymes synthesized by the human body. In nature, more than 6 thousand flavonoids are known, which are combined into 24 groups. They, possessing a mass of useful properties, being strong antioxidants, at the same time, contribute to blood thickening (slightly).

More well-known are the pigments that color vegetables and fruits in different colors and vitamin P (rutin). Flavonoids enter the body with products:

  • blackberries, blueberries,
  • grapes, green tea,
  • citrus, leafy greens,
  • cabbage, tomatoes,
  • red wine, buckwheat.

Rutin thickens the blood, therefore it is contraindicated in thrombophlebitis.

Tryptophan only in significant doses can affect the density and viscosity of the blood. In the body, the substance is converted into serotonin (a hormone of joy), which has a hemostatic effect and a vasoconstrictor. Tryptophan is present (list in descending order):

  • in the caviar of black and red,
  • peanuts, Dutch cheese,
  • cashew nuts, almond,
  • processed cheese, soybeans,
  • pine nuts, rabbit meat, halva,
  • turkey meat, horse mackerel, squid,
  • pistachios, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds,
  • peas, chicken, beans,
  • veal meat, herring, beef,
  • cod, salmon, lamb,
  • chicken eggs, cottage cheese, pollock,
  • pork, carp, chocolate,
  • zander, halibut, buckwheat,
  • sea ​​bass, millet, mackerel,
  • dried apricots, oatmeal, mushrooms,
  • pearl barley, barley, dates,
  • raisins, prunes, bananas.

Trans fats Is a type of unsaturated fat that is in a trans configuration. They are natural and created artificially. In small quantities (5-8%) are present in natural meat and dairy products.

The World Health Organization recommends excluding trans fats from the diet due to a sharp increase in diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, Alzheimer's disease.

Their constant use increases the risk of mortality (they thicken blood, contribute to the formation of blood clots).

Artificial are obtained by hydrogenation of vegetable oils. They do not bring benefits and are extremely harmful to health. Trans fats are present:

  • in margarine, sandwich oils,
  • some types of cheese, mayonnaise,
  • vegetable cream, fast food, chips,
  • semi-finished and breaded products,
  • in concentrates (soups, noodles, cubes of broth, packaged coffee),
  • in confectionery products of industrial production (baking, bread, rolls, buns).

Vitamin B12 useful in moderation. Its excess increases the stickiness of the blood and can cause blood clots. The highest concentration of vitamin is observed:

  • in meat (lamb, pork, turkey),
  • fish and seafood (mackerel, chum salmon, cod, mussels, shrimp),
  • dairy products and milk.

Oversaturation with Vitamins E and C, also leads to the clumping of red blood cells and the formation of blood clots. The berries of currant, rosehip, sea buckthorn, viburnum, cloudberry, barberry, and citrus are rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin E is rich in vegetable oils (olive, sunflower and safflower), sprouted wheat, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, whole grains, vegetables (spinach, carrots), avocados. Eating foods in moderation, the body will only benefit.

Fatty Junk Food significantly slows down the flow of blood, fat (cholesterol) clogs the circulatory system.

These are fatty meats (pork, lamb, duck), butter, pork fat, cream, cheeses, sour cream, fat cottage cheese, nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, peanuts), cakes, pastries ...

Refined Carbohydrate Products: sugar, white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, crackers ...

Refined sugar and its synthetic substitutes such as aspartame, Splenda ...

Alcoholic drinks (vodka and cognac) interfere with the functioning of the immune and digestive systems.

Their assimilation requires huge expenditures of vitamins and minerals (zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium, chromium), which ensure a good state of the vascular system and normal blood flow.

Alcohol also kills bacteria in the intestines that help the synthesis of menaquinone - vitamin K2, responsible for bone health, protecting against cancer, Alzheimer's disease.

Excessive Caffeine Intake leads to disruption of the body systems, causing insomnia and digestive disorders (constipation or diarrhea).

With diarrhea, dehydration and blood clotting occur. On the other hand, moderate caffeine intake is beneficial.

Sea and river predatory fish (tuna, mackerel, zander, pike, swordfish, perch, marlin, wild sturgeon, dorado, rainbow trout, cod), especially with toxic levels of mercury and other harmful substances.

The list of safe water inhabitants: fish that feed on algae and plankton (pollock, for example), river and lake fish, if water bodies are not polluted.

Blood flow also thickens: Gelatin, jellies, smoked meats, meat broths, sausages, pickles, canned goods, carbonated drinks, potatoes.

Blood thickens from plants - yarrow, burdock, motherwort, horsetail, stigmas of corn, tansy, St. John's wort, mountaineer, nettle, valerian, chokeberry, blood soup, lemongrass, plantain, saffron, needles, mountain ash, rosehip, oak bark, basil. Viburnum (bark, fruits, leaves). The thing is in the glycoside viburnin, which has a hemostatic effect and prevents bleeding of various nature. In addition, there is tannin in viburnum.

List of Foods Allowed for Thick Blood

With thick blood, the diet involves a transition from meat products to fish and seafood, providing the body with an adequate amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids. 100-150 g of fish, three times a week. Sea cabbage is useful, both fresh and dried.

See the table of allowed foods for thick blood:

Vegetables and greens

Proteins, gFats, gCarbohydrates, gCalories, kcal
salad pepper1,30,05,327
Jerusalem artichoke2,10,112,861

Nuts and dried fruits

flax seeds18,342,228,9534
fenugreek seeds23,06,458,3323
sunflower seeds20,752,93,4578

Cereals and cereals

oat groats12,36,159,5342
millet groats11,53,369,3348
barley grits10,41,366,3324

Meat products

chicken fillet23,11,20,0110

Fish and seafood

a fish18,54,90,0136
sea ​​kale0,85,10,049

Juices and compotes

Orange juice0,90,28,136
Cherry juice0,70,010,247
grapefruit juice0,90,26,530
strawberry juice0,00,010,041
cranberry juice0,40,311,046
raspberry juice0,80,024,7100

What the diet provides for

Food should be varied with vegetable oils (linseed oil, olive, rapeseed, mustard, nut, sesame), with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids.

Every day, fresh fruits (up to 200 g) and fresh vegetables (up to 400 g) should be present on the table. Red grape varieties, raspberries, cherries, citrus fruits, peppers and red tomatoes. Cucumbers that contain a small amount of vitamin K.

Salicylates dilute blood well, their concentration is noted in strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, klbkva, cherries, garlic, citrus fruits, apples, prunes.

Zucchini, eggplant, carrots are suitable for side dishes. To bran salads, add bran, fresh herbs, fenugreek, sesame seeds, flax seeds. They can be eaten whole or ground in a coffee grinder.

The first dishes are better lean (soup, borsch, beetroot soup) without frying. Eat meat only in low-fat varieties, up to 2 times a week (veal, turkey meat, chicken).

Rye or bran bread. Dairy products with low fat content. Up to 4 eggs can be eaten per week.

Cook porridge in water or non-skim milk, with oat, corn, pearl barley, wheat, brown rice.

Be sure to observe the drinking regimen. After all, the human body consists of more than 80% of water and this balance must be constantly maintained. Limited water intake immediately affects blood viscosity. Bring the amount of drinking water to 2 liters.

It is useful to include juices, herbal teas from licorice, hawthorn, fireweed, yellow clover, sage, hazel leaves with lemon, ginger in the diet.

The list of foods and plants that increase viscosity is huge. This does not mean that everything must be excluded from nutrition, but the body can be helped. Knowing blood thickening products, try to use them less often and in smaller quantities. As mentioned above, some foods only harm as a result of overeating (redundancy). Make more emphasis on blood thinners.

This is just an adjuvant treatment. You need to look for the main cause of the failure - an internal disease and this can be done by contacting a doctor.

I wish you health, dear readers!

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