Foods that are Natural Blood Thinners

Written By All Video Subscribers on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | 9:51 AM

Foods that are Natural Blood Thinners

When you are injured and blood flows constantly, the body stops the blood flow, by forming a clot. This helps to prevent blood loss. But when blood clots when it is moving within the body, it could be dangerous. Blood clots usually are formed inside the veins, and can be very dangerous. If stored in your brain, you could suffer from a stroke, if lodged in your heart; you could suffer from a heart attack or cause lung problems if lodged in your lungs.

Reasons for this blood clot could vary from hereditary to lifestyle issues. Patients prone to blood clots are often prescribed anticoagulants like aspirin as it prevents the blood from clotting. Aspirin contains salicylates, a natural substance that acts as a natural blood thinner. Salicylates are found in many preservatives and flavorings. However there are a number of natural ingredients that act as natural blood thinners. Lets have a look at the foods that are natural blood thinners.


Omega 3 fatty acids are great blood thinners. Make sure you eat fish that’s rich in fatty oils like salmon. That is probably the reason why a number of doctors recommend adding Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. Indian food is full of herbs and spices that have salicylates. Thus they are known as warming spices. They increase the blood circulation, by thinning the blood. Common among these are turmeric, ginger, curry powder, onion, cinnamon and thyme.

Turmeric manages to thin the blood by restricting the activity of an enzyme called fibrinogen. Ginger not only acts as a natural blood thinner, but also prevents the blood platelets from sticking to each other. In fact there are studies to prove that ginger is more effective than aspirin in preventing blood from clotting. Onion is also a very good natural blood thinner. Like Ginger, Onion too keeps the blood from clotting and prevents platelets from sticking it to each other.

Among the fruits that are high in salicylates are raisins, prunes, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, tangerines and oranges. Vitamin E is also believed to be a good blood thinner. This is a fat soluble vitamin that protects essential fatty acids and prevents the breakdown of tissues.


Nuts like Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts and pistachios, legumes like chick peas, lentils, cereals like wheat, rice and oats are very good source of vitamin E. Red wine is also said to be an effective natural blood thinner. Food rich in Iron is also believed to be an effective natural blood thinner.

In general, food high in vitamin K, like lettuce should be avoided if you are someone who is prone to blood clots. But remember a complete avoidance of food high in vitamin K can lead to increased blood loss, and even conditions like hematuria (blood in the urine), hemorrhages and even heavy periods in women. This can get particularly serious in you have met with an accident and the body is unable to clot blood properly.

If you have been prescribed anticoagulant drugs, make sure to take the natural blood thinning food in moderation, or else you would only end in a hemorrhage.
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The most important part of the face that we would have to focus on when it comes to make up, is the eyes. This is because there are a lot of things that you need to apply, like the eyeliner, mascara and frequently, two colors for the eye shadow as base and final touch.

Putting makeup to small eyes is a tricky matter, because you will need it to make your eyes look a little open and brighter, otherwise it will look too heavy and smaller. If you currently are in this scenario, you don’t have to run to the parlor and pay big time for a makeup. What if you’re running late? Well, don’t fret.?

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    * There are a number of different shades of blacks and browns so eye makeup for Asian eyes does not have to be plain. Why not try an espresso color, or one that has a glint of sparkle in it.

    * Dramatic eye make up application can include adding a touch of color. Asian eyes look great in shades of plum and raisin.

    * Graduating your eye makeup from your eyelash line to your eyebrow will help to give your eyes more depth. For this to look great, you should use the darkest shade along your eyelash line and merge this into lighter shades of color nearer your eyebrow.

    * Another of our Asian eye make up tips is creating different eye shapes. When applying eye makeup for Asians you can use dark colors to minimize the shape of the eyes and light colors to make them appear larger.

    * Asian eyes are very versatile when it comes to color accents. You can compliment your brown Asian eyes by using shades of pale pink. You can also accent your eyes by using gold and rust colors.

When it comes to eye make up for Asian eyes you should always remember that for Asians their eyes are the most important feature and special attention should be given to them. When looking at Asian eye makeup tips, you will always see that black mascara and black eyeliner at the best for enhancing your eyes. This is because the mascara and eyeliner that is used in eye makeup for Asian eyes helps to enhance their almond shaped eyes.

Eye shadow can also play an important factor when it comes to Asian eye makeup. Our Asian eye makeup tips for eye shadow are also very simple and easy to follow.

   1. When choosing your eye shadow color you will need to look at the amount of fold you have above the eye lid.
   2. A lot of fold is essential for dramatic eye makeup and color such as black, deep purple, and navy blue will look stunning especially at night time.
   3. Use multi-layering of your eye shadow colors to enhance your look.

As you can see from eye makeup application tips, black is not the only color that you can choose from. There are many ways to create dramatic eye makeup for Asian eyes; all you have to do is experiment.
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Products used:
MAC Studio Fix liquid foundation NC30
MAC Select Cover-up concealer NC25
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