Nutritionist Ginsburg: Some foods and drinks can thicken the blood and cause blood clots

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A well-known Russian nutritionist named foods and drinks that can make the blood thicker and more prone to blood clots.

Doctor and nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg, some drinks and foods can thicken the blood and cause blood clots, which are not always detected in a timely manner. In many cases, the presence of these dangerous blood clots becomes known only in critical situations with a risk of death.

“Clogging an artery or vein with a blood clot can lead to almost instant death,” the doctor emphasized in a comment to< br>Ginsburg recalled that the human body has a blood coagulation system, which is activated at moments when tissue damage occurs and bleeding occurs. At the same time, the blood begins to clot, and in case of serious injuries, blood clots form, which resolve as they heal. But if the system becomes overactive, it promotes the formation of blood clots without any need to close the wound with them. According to the expert, some drinks and foods stimulate such activity.

In particular, among foods that provoke blood clots, Ginzburg named sugar. He noticed that sugar is contained in many products today. Many people abuse it without realizing it..

“Due to sugar, blood glucose levels increase and the production of lipid compounds increases. This increases blood viscosity, increasing the risk of thrombosis,” said the nutritionist.
What else can thicken the blood and cause blood clots? Drinking sugary drinks (including soda, packaged juices), as well as alcohol, legumes, offal, pickles.

Earlier, the portal wrote that endocrinologist Valentin Fadeev told why sweeteners may not give the desired effect.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Mikhail Ginzburg Mikhail Ginzburg Healthy lifestyle director of the Samara Research Institute of Dietetics and Diet Therapy, Doctor of Medical Sciences