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Which Foods Cause Vasodilation?


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#1 carinara

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:31 AM

Hello everybody, can somebody please tell me which foods cause vasodilation? I know that carbs do so, thats why i stopped eating them. but iam sure there must be more out there, i have already asked my doctor but he can't help me on that one.
Thanks a lot carinara

#2 ramakentesh

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:52 AM

Vasodilation isnt always a problem in POTS - there are forms where the primary problem may be vasoconstriction and not vasodilation.

Foods that contain nitrates like onions, garlic, etc, any food that is a donor of nitric oxide. alcohol and melatonin also result in increased vasodilation.