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Did You Know That Some Diet Deficiencies Can Lead To Easy Bruising?

By Jan Doan

In an earlier article we discussed how having a good, healthy, well balanced diet can help to minimize the incidence of easy bruising, so it will come as little surprise to learn that if what you eat can affect body functions, so can what you don’t eat, particularly if the things that you are missing from your diet are things that contribute to healthy body functions. If your vitamin and mineral levels are out of balance, or are simply too low, this will have an adverse effect on your immune system and how quickly your body recovers from injury, including bruising.

Your well balanced diet should contain vitamin P, which is more generally referenced to as bioflavonoids. A lack of a sufficient amount of bioflavonoids in your diet can cause easy bruising to be prevalent, as well as allow certain other body functional defects. Bioflavonoids can often be found in the yellow pigments of fresh fruits, particularly citrus fruits. From current research, there may be as many as four thousand different types of bioflavonoids.

Performing somewhat like antihistamines, bioflavonoids play an important role in the body’s ability to reduce swelling. Besides boosting your body’s overall general well being, bioflavonoids are also excellent virus fighters. Bioflavonoids help facilitate your body’s ability to recover quickly from injury, because of the support they give your circulatory system. Different from citrus bioflavonoids, bioflavonoids are found in the berries of a low growing family of dark leafed shrubs known as bilberry. Bilberries have been used in herbal remedies for centuries.

If your body is deficient in vitamin C, a number of your healthy body functions will be negatively impacted. One of the many ways that vitamin C is used by your body is to provide a significant boost to your immune system functions. Similarly to bioflavonoids, vitamin C acts like an antihistamine to help your body reduce swelling, and enhance your body’s ability to quickly recover from injury. An additional function of vitamin C is to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, which is essential for keeping your skin elastic, and helping to minimize your skin’s wrinkling as you age.

A vitamin C deficiency, even one as extreme as the scurvy that plagued ancient sailors, is very easy to overcome. Just pay a visit to your local grocery store and buy lots of fresh citrus fruits. Oranges, limes, and grapefruits are great choices, and when eaten fresh they will give your body’s system a real boost from the large amounts of vitamin C contained in the fruit. You can drink a big glass fresh grapefruit or orange juice for breakfast to get most of your day’s requirement for vitamin C.

You want to maintain your circulatory system’s health because a healthy system reduces the longevity of bruises and aids rapid recovery from bruising, and vitamin K is the catalyst that helps keep your circulatory system working optimally. Vitamin K is critical for helping your blood to clot, maintaining strong bone integrity, and protecting your heart. You will find vitamin K in most leafy, dark green vegetables including spinach, collards, and broccoli. Vitamin K can help bruise minimization, and may help to eradicate bruising completely.

Sulfur is another important contributor to your body’s ability to ward off easy bruising. Sulfur enables your body’s capability to metabolize carbohydrates, and is another essential mineral that supports your rapid healing mechanism. Bearing in mind that a bruise is caused by damage occasioned to your blood vessels, the sooner they heal, the sooner your bruising will disappear. Sulfur can be obtained from the bromelain group of plants, which include pineapple, and it is also recommended to people suffering from arthritis.

The points we have discussed above should make it clear that deficiencies in certain vitamins, nutrients, and minerals can greatly increase your likelihood for easy bruising. If you insure, on the other hand, that your vitamin and mineral levels are balanced within your diet, you can experience less body bruising and promote faster recovery. Even with a well balanced diet, you should still consider following the all natural, daily Bruises Be Banned supplement program, because its unique formulation of vitamins, nutrients, and mineral can help assure you that you are giving yourself your best option to prevent bruising altogether.

Jan Doan, the “Doctor of Bruiseology” is recognized as the one writer to have writered an entire reference book on bruising, teaching people why they bruise, and how they can avoid bruising. You can get yourself Part I of the new Desktop Reference Book on bruising causes free and learn the best way to get beyond the nightmares of easy bruising and how to prevent bruising.

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Doan, Jan "Did You Know That Some Diet Deficiencies Can Lead To Easy Bruising?." Did You Know That Some Diet Deficiencies Can Lead To Easy Bruising?. 9 Jul. 2010. 11 Feb 2016 <>.

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