My husband takes coumadin (warfarin) and he wants to know if he can take the Cherry Juice concentrate for Arthritis........I know it is used for that, but he takes the warfarin and we want to know if it interferes.......
According to nutrition.about.com, cherries do have vitamin K, but in very small amounts.
Approximately one cup (~117 grams) has only 2.5mcg (that's MICROgrams).
Compare this to spinach, a coumadin no-no, which has 145mcg in one cup (~30 grams) of this delicious vegetable.
For comparison sake, kale has 547mcg per cup (67 grams), iceberg lettuce - 13.3mcg/cup (??grams), blueberries - 28mcg/cup (~145 grams0.
So if you are on "blood-thinner", a misnomer for the anti-clotting agent warfarin or coumadin, eat cherries to your heart's delight. This is only my opinion and I am NOT a doctor, so always check with a med pro before changing your diet significantly if you are on coumadin.
Most fruits are low in vitamin K, which is the antidote for Coumadin, Warfarin, and Heparin. The things that should be religiously avoided are leafy green vegetables (spinach, romaine lettuce (iceberg should be ok) etc.), broccoli, cauliflower, and especially cranberries, and anything cranberry related. If you must insist on eating any of the above foods, you must eat the same amount of that food daily, to keep the warfarin levels maintained. You might give the link in this answer a quick read, print it for future reference, and talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any diet changes that need to take place while taking warfarin. If diet changes are in your future, let me know. I've got some experience with this particular drug, in the form of a pulmonary embolism that I managed somehow to survive. (know this, I had a 24% chance of survival.)
Other tips about warfarin. Take it at the same time every day. This will help maintain theraputic levels of warfarin.
Warfarin is a prescription blood thinner taken by cardiac patients to help reduce the risk of heart attack and strokes. It is completely safe to eat tomatoes while taking Warfarin.
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Yes you can eat olives while taking warfarin. However it is important to be aware of the sodium content of your food when taking warfarin as it can have an effect on the bloods ability to clot. Olives are high in sodium so it is important to consider the amount of olives you are eating and to monitor your blood clotting levels regularly. It is also important to check with your doctor or pharmacist before making any changes to your diet while taking warfarin.When consuming olives while taking warfarin it is important to consider the following: Monitor your blood clotting levels regularly. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before altering your diet. Be aware of the sodium content in olives.By following these steps you can safely eat olives while taking warfarin.
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