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Coumadin Book

This indispensable book includes:

  • 6 weeks of complete meal plans, with shopping lists
  • 95+ delicious Coumadin safe recipes
  • Information about managing your diet on Coumadin
  • Ingredient and cooking tips throughout the book
  • Complete Nutrition Facts, including Vitamin K content, for each recipe

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How Much Vitamin K is in...?

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 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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Ask Dr. Gourmet



I am on Coumadin 5 mg daily. I get a pt blood test every two weeks. When the doctor gets the report quite often he has me to double up on my medication for one night. I eat a lot of salads minus the lettuce. Normally I put tomatoes, celery, green, yellow and red peppers and salad dressing. My question is, do any of these items or a combination have large amounts of vitamin K? Thank you.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Most veggies have lower amounts of Vitamin K - under 20 micrograms (mcg) per serving. By themselves this may not be a lot of Vitamin K and might not affect your INR. All of them added up might, however.

You can find out the nutritional content of any ingredient by using the USDA database (at https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/). Add the amount of Vitamin K (under Full Report under Vitamins) in each ingredient in your salad and you will find out how much Vitamin K is in your salad or any other meal.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet

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