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Find out the exact amount of Vitamin K (in micrograms) of almost a thousand common foods! Listed both alphabetically and then in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this downloadable list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating. Just $4.95 for the eBook or $12.95 for the paperback book! Shop now!
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My pastor is on Coumadin (warfarin).
Can he eat black eyed peas? Yes, it’s a staple in the Southeast diet. I found black beans and other common peas on your guide – but not the black eyed peas. THANKS!!
Having grown up in the south I am not sure what I would do without being able to eat blackeyes. The USDA refers to these as cowpeas and they are in the legume family (making them terrific for the heart). There's about 100 calories in a half cup of cooked blackeyes and best of all there's very little Vitamin K.
Tell your pastor to enjoy them. Here's a Dr. Gourmet recipe for a black eyed pea salad.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!
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I've heard that apple cider will help you lose weight. Will apple cider interact with the warfarin I'm on?
Does soy interrupt the effectiveness of Coumadin?
I'm on warfarin and my levels fluctuate heavily. Is it because I eat green apples?
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