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Can you eat soy when taking warfarin?

Can you eat soy when taking warfarin?

Soy can reduce the international normalized ratio (INR) and decrease warfarin effectiveness.

What foods should you avoid when taking blood thinners?

Vitamin K Interference. Doctor with patient Credit: Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images. The biggest change to your diet while taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin will be to avoid foods that contain vitamin K. This vitamin plays a vital role in blood clotting, and it can interfere with how warfarin works in your body.

Is it safe to eat spinach while taking blood thinners?

Spinach contains vitamin K, which can interfere with blood thinners. Blood clots can be a deadly occurrence, contributing to heart attack and stroke. If your physician suspects you are at risk for blood clots or if you have experienced them in the past, he may recommend taking a blood-thinning medication.

Can a cut cause blood thinners to thin?

Just as certain foods can contribute to blood clotting, others can cause blood thinning. This is a concern when you are taking blood thinners, because if your blood becomes too thin, even a small cut can cause you to lose excessive amounts of blood.

Is it OK to drink green tea while on blood thinners?

Though green tea is healthy for some, it is not an healthy option for those who are on blood thinners. Green tea contains vitamin K which when consumed post medications can lower the effectiveness of the tablet and thus, cause blood clots.

If you’re taking warfarin-based blood thinners, there are a variety of foods, including herbs, that you may need to avoid. Although foods high in vitamin K are usually considered unsuitable for a warfarin diet, other nutrients and ingredients can also interact with this medication.

Can a blood thinner be taken with a supplement?

Reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D. Yes, the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin), anisindione (Miradon) and other anticoagulant drugs prescribed to help prevent blood clots can be impacted by taking supplements.

Are there any side effects to eating soybeans?

According to a study published in Food Chemistry, researchers found that genetically engineered soybeans accumulate and absorb (you can’t just rinse it off) high levels of glyphosate (up to 8.8 mg/kg) upon being sprayed during their growing season—they also have poorer nutritional profiles compared to organic soybeans.

Though green tea is healthy for some, it is not an healthy option for those who are on blood thinners. Green tea contains vitamin K which when consumed post medications can lower the effectiveness of the tablet and thus, cause blood clots.