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Guide to Anti-Bruising Nutrition

Natural Food Remedies to Prevent Excessive Bruising


There are numerous natural remedies that can help prevent excessive bruising in people who tend to bruise easily. If you want to learn all about these remedies – from stepping up your vitamin C intake to eating more blueberries – this is the right place for you. The purpose of this online guide is to share information and tips on how natural food can be used as a preventive cure for excessive bruising.

A bruise (also known as a contusion and an ecchymosis) is the body's normal reaction to injury. It occurs when small blood vessels (capillaries) break near the skin's surface, causing a leakage of small amount of blood under the skin. The trapped blood usually appears first as a reddish, purple, or blackish mark. As the body re-absorbs the blood with time, the bruise typically changes color, usually to green or yellow. Eventually, the body reabsorbs all that spilled blood, and the bruise disappears. Depending on the extent of the damage and certain other factors (such as nutritional factors), the healing process may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Although bruising usually has no serious consequences in young and healthy people, it may be a cause of cosmetic concern to some people, and the slight pain often associated with bruises can be uncomfortable. If you bruise easily, you might benefit from following an anti-bruising diet consisting of foods that are naturally rich in bruise-preventing nutrients. To learn all about dietary habits, nutrients and foods that can help prevent excessive bruising, check out the diet, food and recipe sections of this Anti-Bruising Nutrition Guide: