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jtgarrison85 jtgarrison85
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 22:12
Specialized Diet Question
Does anyone know of a good "heart healty" diet for those of us who are on blood thinners (which means foods low in vitamin K)? After having blood clots in both lungs 4 years ago and survivng a stroke 2 years ago (from a hole in my heart), all before turning 43! I was told to go on a "heart healthy" diet and need to lose approximately 40 pounds (60 if you go by ideal weight, but being 6'4", I haven't weighed 200 pounds since high school). I've started back at the gym, and amd exercising, but trying to find a diet plan for my scenario is difficult. And to add to it, I am a picky eater.

I've looked some online, but actually finding valuable diet infomation is proving to be difficult.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


rmatt06 rmatt06
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 08:12
You should try to eat a normal, healthy diet. Like some medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, certain foods are known to interact with blood thinners.
Step 1

Eliminate green leafy vegetables from your diet. These contain high amounts of vitamin K. Replace them with other vegetables to ensure you are still getting fiber and other important nutrients in your daily diet. Vegetables that contain lower amounts of vitamin K include cauliflower, pepper, carrots and tomatoes.
Step 2

Stock up on proteins from animal sources. According to the New Straights Times, soy is particularly high in vitamin K. Instead, eat lean animal proteins such as chicken, turkey and fish. You can also add other beans, except soybeans, to your diet.
Step 3

Plan at least a few meals a week containing roots, tubers or bulbs. Good options include sweet potatoes, yams, carrots and radishes. According to the health site Dr. Gourmet, these are all low in vitamin K. Because they're also dense, they will help you feel full even though they're not high in calories.
Step 4

Replace your cooking oils if you have only canola or soybean oils at home. These two are high in vitamin K. Instead, stick to olive oil. According to the UNC School of Medicine, margarine and mayonnaise are other fatty sources of vitamin K and should be avoided if you're trying to keep your daily intake of this vitamin low.
I hope this helps!

8191 8191
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 07:12
MD Help???
I'd start with the doctor!!!

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