Do You Bruise Easily?- Bioflavonoids May Be The Cure

Any type of traumatic injury, such as a fall, can cause capillaries (small blood vessels) near your skin’s surface to break and leak red blood cells. This causes the reddish-purple or “black and blue” appearance of bruises on your skin.

Technically known as contusions, bruises may result from virtually any injury to blood vessels in your skin. As your body begins to heal, and metabolizes the blood cells, the bruise will typically fade to a green, yellow, or brown color before disappearing entirely.

It’s virtually inevitable that you’ll get a bruise once in awhile, but if you have bruises appearing often and can’t figure out why, there could be an underlying reason. You may have simply bumped your arm or leg and forgotten, or it could be something else entirely.

Bruising may be caused by age, diabetes, excessive straining during exercise and even some medications.

The reason why most people bruise is that their capillaries are too fragile and essentially are easily torn. One of the best ways to ensure that your capillaries remain strong and flexible is to make sure you have an excellent source of bioflavonoids in your diet. Excellent dietary sources of bioflavonoids include dark-colored berries, dark leafy greens, garlic, and onions.

Typically, a well-rounded diet with plenty of organic vegetables and some fruits will be more than sufficient to provide all the micronutrients you will need to prevent bruising from all but the most severe traumas. However, if you bruise easily, the following nutrients will be especially important and if you’re not getting enough of them via your diet a supplement may be useful:

Rutin

Vitamin C

Hesperidin

 

So give it a try and see if you can bruise less easily in the future!

Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia

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