If you knock your shin on the coffee table, bump your elbow on the door, or knock your hip on the counter and you end up with a huge bruise, or you just one day notice a huge black and blue mark on your hand and have no idea where it came from… you need this. Why? You’re a bruiser. Here’s how you can minimize the marks with food:
Normal Blood Clotting
Blood clotting for most of us sounds like a bad thing. But it’s actually not always! You need a certain amount of what is considered “normal” blood clotting in order to keep bruises away. A deficiency of Vitamin K can mess with your body’s normal blood clotting.
Reduce Appearance of Bruises
If you say “hold the parsley” on your food, that’s okay. You don’t have to eat it to get its bruise-busting benefits. Crush fresh parsley leaves and spread them over the bruise, massaging gently. Parsley speeds up healing and can drastically reduce the appearance of black and blue marks.
Speed Up The Healing
Vitamin C strengthens your capillary walls, making it less likely your blood vessels will leak. That leakage is what you see as bruises. Vitamin C also speeds up your body’s healing powers, so find it in these foods: