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Posted by: dee | 2011/09/26

32YEAR OLD FEMALE

Dear Dr
where can I find an easy affordable diet to follow I am currently on warfarin meds for blood clots
Thank you

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Dear Dee
Patients using warfarin can basically use a normal balanced diet, but need to avoid excessive intakes of vitamins K and E which can interfere with blood clotting. Warfarin patients should therefore not use any vitamin supplements and herbal preparations that may contain Vitamins K and E (check on the labels). You should also avoid eating green leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage, broccoli, turnip greens, marog and dark green lettuce to prevent excessive vit K intake. Chickpeas are also rich in vit K and need to be avoided. The richest sources of vitamin E are plant oils (sunflower, olive, canola, etc) and margarine. You should not have more than 3 teaspoons of plant oil or margarine a day until you complete the warfarin therapy. Wheat germ, which has a very high vitamin E content, should also be totally avoided until the dr gives the go-ahead again.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/09/26

Dear Dee
Patients using warfarin can basically use a normal balanced diet, but need to avoid excessive intakes of vitamins K and E which can interfere with blood clotting. Warfarin patients should therefore not use any vitamin supplements and herbal preparations that may contain Vitamins K and E (check on the labels). You should also avoid eating green leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage, broccoli, turnip greens, marog and dark green lettuce to prevent excessive vit K intake. Chickpeas are also rich in vit K and need to be avoided. The richest sources of vitamin E are plant oils (sunflower, olive, canola, etc) and margarine. You should not have more than 3 teaspoons of plant oil or margarine a day until you complete the warfarin therapy. Wheat germ, which has a very high vitamin E content, should also be totally avoided until the dr gives the go-ahead again.
Best regards
DietDoc

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