17daydiet_club_690x150

Blood Thinners

Subscribe to Blood Thinners 5 posts, 4 voices , Tagged: warfarin blood thinner




 

Icon_missing_medium docbrown 1 post

Hello -

How you would adjust this diet plan if you were on blood thinners such as warfarin?

 
Older_is_good_medium kcazes 171 posts

I am on warfarin, and rather than adjust the diet, I have blood tests frequently and I worked with my doctor to adjust the medication!  I eat oily fish such as salmon or tuna only every second day, and enjoy green leafies once a day. There’s lots of options for low to moderate vitamin K foods on the diet, so I choose those more often.  My INR has remained quite stable since early January when I began the diet.  If you want to adjust the diet, though, limit the green vegetables and salmon.  Eat white fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, and orange veg like carrots or tomatoes.

 
Icon_missing_medium moodystephanie 3 posts

I am on a blood thinner and do eat green leafy vegetables. I just try to keep the amounts consistant so my INR will not be affected.

 
Sof_medium softailgirl 125 posts

Doesnt green tea effect blood thinners meds?? I read it somewhere..my BF is starting this diet with me tomorrow and he is on warfarin also

 
Older_is_good_medium kcazes 171 posts

Yes, green tea is also high in vitamin K, so it will thicken the blood the same way green leafies does.  As long as each day is pretty much the same, 3 cups of green tea and some veg, the warfarin can be adjusted so his INR stays pretty much the same. There are veg choices that are less problematic than green vegetables, but I’m sure your BF has a list.





Log in to reply to this topic

THE DOCTORS MOST POPULAR Recipes VIDEOS


Procamsd6140_doctors_skin_lab_vl_browse

Recipes for Radiant
Skin

Promod6121_calorie_cutting_takeout_trade_outs_vl_browse

Take-Out Trade Outs

Anti_wrinkle_mash_vl_browse

Dr. Ordon's
Anti-Wrinkle Recipes

Procamsd5065_no_2_bethesda_md_vl_browse

Tips to Lower
Cholesterol

Procamsd6082_carrie_underwood_beauty_secret_vl_browse

Carrie Underwood’s
Beauty Secret