If you are into the habit of watching television for long then you need to stop it immediately. As a new study has found that sitting and watching television for long increases the risk of developing blood clots.
Along with just watching TV, people tend to sit for long and go on munching snacks that further worsens the condition.
According to the findings of the study, the risk of blood clots in the veins of the legs, arms, pelvis and lungs known as venous thromboembolism or VTE increases with the amount of time spent watching television even if people get the recommended amount of physical activity.
The researchers had taken into consideration and examined 15,158 middle-aged (45-64 years) participants during the study.
During the course of the study, researchers found that those who watched TV very often were at 1.7 times higher risk of developing blood clots compared with those who watch TV never or seldom.
The people, who met recommended guidelines for physical activity and reported watching TV very often, had 1.8 times higher risk compared to those who reported watching TV never or seldom.
The results was recently presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in California.
There are a few natural remedies that helps to prevent blood clots. Few of them are discussed here. Take a look.
1. Drink Plenty Of Water:
If you are dehydrated or your body lacks in water then there are high chances of having a blood clot. Hence it is very essential to drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses a day. This not just helps in keeping you away from having a blood clot but it also helps to prevent several other diseases.
2. Grape Juice:
Grapes are an excellent fruit. Not just the fruits, but grape juice are also equally healthy. The purple grapes are known to contain flavonoids that help to prevent blood clots and in turn helps in making blood platelets. Several studies have found that drinking purple grape juice in moderate amount helps prevent blood clots.
Garlic is commonly found in every kitchen. Garlic contains a compound called allicin which is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Above all garlic contains certain certain blood thinning properties as well. Add garlic on a regular basis to your dishes or you could just take 1-2 cloves of garlic in the morning. It helps to prevent blood clots.
4. Olive Oil:
Olive oil contains good fat that are helpful for the body. It is basically the phenols in virgin olive oil that helps in preventing blood clots. Regular use of olive oil helps in regulating the blood flow and thus prevent any kind of blood clots.
Though it might be difficult to find kiwi in every market, but kiwi is one of the best known fruits. Consuming kiwi is good for the heart, helps lower the cholesterol level and the risk of blood clots. Consuming 1-2 kiwis on a regular basis helps prevent blood clots.
(With Agency Inputs)