This indispensable book includes:
• A primer on WHAT a Mediterranean-style diet is and WHY it's great for you
• 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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Note: This is a revised and updated version of Dr. Harlan's The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users. These are the same recipes with updated Nutrition Information, with the addition of information on a Mediterranean-style diet.
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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My father is on Coumadin® (almost died of a AAA). We were discussing that his levels fluctuate because of Fresca soda or maybe some Sprite or 7up he drinks. Would this have an effect on his meds? Also when you discuss cola -does root beer fall in this category?
The USDA reports that Sprite® contains no Vitamin K at all. Their database doesn't contain information on Fresca® but there is information on many other types of soda. Cola, with or without caffeine as well as with or without sugar, does not have any Vitamin K.
The same is true for cream soda, club soda, ginger ale, grape soda, Dr. Pepper®, orange soda, root beer and tonic water.
It appears that users of Coumadin® (warfarin) would be safe drinking soda. That said, soda is not a good choice for a healthy diet. Drinking a cola or root beer occasionally is fine and one should choose sugar free products. There is plenty of research now that shows how much better other beverages can be for your health. Choose water, tea, coffee, or green tea instead.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
Will apple cider
vinegar help my acid reflux while I am on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is it okay to cook with garlic while on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Are juicers a good idea for those on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is my husband's Coumadin dosage stable because he eats a big salad every day?
Are freeze dried acai berries and changa mushroom powder OK with Coumadin?
Are Aronia berries (chokeberries) safe with Coumadin?
Thanks for your lists of foods containing Vitamin K!
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