Diet & Coumadin (Warfarin)

Coumadin is an anticoagulant, which means it helps to thin the blood and thus reduces the formation of clots in the blood. Vitamin K plays an important role in the coagulation process of the blood. This means that Vitamin K does the opposite of thinning it! Food with a high Vitamin K content may change the way in which Coumadin affects your body. To allow Coumadin to have the proper effect, it is crucial to maintain a consistent intake of Vitamin K. Avoid sudden increases or decreases of the vitamin in your diet. FOODS THAT CONTAIN A HIGH AMOUNT OF VITAMIN K: Vegetables: Asparagus Avocado Broccoli Brussel sprouts Green turnips Chard Scallions Endive Green cabbage Kale Parsley Seaweed Watercress Lettuce Spinach Others: Chick peas Lentils Mung beans Pistachios Cranberry juice Liver Mustard greens Green tea Mayonnaise Oils: soy, canola


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