Sunday, March 8, 2009

Taking A Blood Thinner? Watch The 10 Greens!

Everyone knows that green vegetables are good for your health. You might not have heard, however, that if you take blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin), you may need to limit some vegetables.
Blood thinners work by slowing down the reactions in your body that allow blood clots to develop. Vitamin K plays an important part in these reactions, so eating foods like leafy greens high in Vitamin K may make blood thinners not work as well.
You do not need to avoid all leafy greens. But you should pay attention to how much of them you eat and how often. Vegetables with vitamin K that you may need to limit include:
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Turnips
  • Collard greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Raw parsely
  • Mustard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Endive lettuce
  • Broccoli
So, guys, eat healthy and properly :).