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• 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.

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 (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!

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Vitamin K Levels in Common Foods: Your Quick Guide to Beverages

What can I drink on Coumadin (warfarin)?

glasses of iced tea garnished with lemon slices

Here are the amounts of Vitamin K in the indicated servings of each beverage. Remember that consistency is key in your daily amount of Vitamin K. The current Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin K is 70-80 micrograms per day. Here's why the RDA should be your target.

Item Amount Vitamin K (mcg)
Instant coffee, regular or decaffeinated 6 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Coffee brewed using drip method, regular or decaffeinated 6 oz. 0.2 mcg Vitamin K
Black tea, regular or decaf 6 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Green tea, regular or decaf 6 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
 Soft Drinks
Regular or decaffeinated cola 1 can (12 oz.) 0 mcg Vitamin K
Non-calorie cola, regular or decaffeinated 1 can (12 oz.) 0 mcg Vitamin K
Ginger ale 1 can (12 oz.) 0 mcg Vitamin K
Apple juice, from concentrate 6 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Cranberry juice, unsweetened 6 oz. 9.7mcg Vitamin K
Grape juice, unsweetened 6 oz. 0.8 mcg Vitamin K
Grapefruit juice, white or red Caution! 6 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Orange juice, fresh or from frozen concentrate 6 oz. 0.2 mcg Vitamin K
Pineapple juice, from frozen concentrate 6 oz. 0.6 mcg Vitamin K
Prune juice, canned 4 oz. 4.4 mcg Vitamin K
Tomato juice, canned 4 oz. 2.8 mcg Vitamin K
Lemonade (from frozen concentrate, pink or yellow) 8 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
 Alcoholic Beverages
Beer (regular and light) 1 can (12 oz.) 0 mcg Vitamin K
Sake 4 fluid ounces 0 mcg Vitamin K
Whiskey 1 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Wine, white or red 5 fluid ounces 0.6 mcg Vitamin K
Vodka 4 fluid ounces 0 mcg Vitamin K

Common Questions About Coumadin (warfarin)

Dr. Tim Harlan has answered hundreds of questions about Coumadin (warfarin) use. Here are some of the most common questions people have about Coumadin and beverages:

Will non-alcoholic beer affect your Coumadin dose?
Does alcohol interact with Coumadin?
Is rooibos tea safe for Coumadin users?
Can I drink coffee while on Coumadin (warfarin), or should I switch to tea?
Should I avoid caffeinated coffee on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is regular tea, iced or hot, contraindicated while taking Coumadin?
Would drinking hot water with lemon affect my INR?
Read all of readers' questions about Coumadin (warfarin) »

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How many micrograms of Vitamin K can I have in one day?
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin K is 85 micrograms (mcg) per day. Most physicians recommend trying to keep levels no higher than this as a consequence of the effect that higher doses can have on INR levels. More....

My husband has diabetes and is on Coumadin (warfarin). How can I help him eat healthy?
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Can I use these nutritional supplements while on Coumadin?
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