Farmers market finds for vein health

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From San Diego’s coast to the inland communities, fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful this time of year at local farmers markets. Not only is a trip to the farmers market fun, but a wide variety of healthy choices that support vein health are available.

Avocado

This healthy fruit is high in vitamin E, which aids in preventing your blood platelets from sticking together.

Fortunately, avocados are inexpensive and easy to find in Southern California. Use smashed avocado to replace butter on toast or in lieu of mayonnaise on your sandwich at lunchtime.

Tomatoes and Watermelon

Watermelon and tomatoes are high in lycopene, a naturally occurring antioxidant that gives certain foods a reddish color. Lycopene is known to improve circulation and reduce the risk of developing numerous health conditions.

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