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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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 (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!
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I am presently on warfarin (Coumadin) 10mgs./day. I am looking for information about fresh blueberries and how much is a reasonable amount per day and if PT/INR levels are affected by eating blueberries. I was eating some in my cereal (about 1/4 cup) and want to know if this can be in my diet daily.
A quarter cup of blueberries has about 7 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin K and would be considered safe to have with your breakfast.
There is an easy way to find out about the nutrition content of any food. The USDA National Nutrient Database is at this link:
By entering an ingredient and choosing a database (use "SR Legacy" for ingredients) this website will report the complete nutritional values of any ingredient and many prepared foods.
Look for "Vitamin K (phylloquinone)" about halfway down the page. If it is not listed, the food or ingredient that you searched on doesn't contain enough Vitamin K to be reported.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
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