Can I eat dark green leafy vegetables if I am taking blood thinners?

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Dark green leafy vegetables are high in vitamin K, which may interfere with blood-thinning medication such as Coumadin. If you take a blood-thinning medication, keep your intake of vitamin K-rich foods consistent -- be careful not to significantly increase or decrease how much or how often you eat them. Ask your healthcare providers for more information.

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Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

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's important to read nutrition labels and know the source of your food. Products advertised as whole-grain, organic or fortified may not necessarily be healthy for you. Find out how to get the most health value from various fruits, nuts, spices, oils and vegetables -- and learn which types of red meat and processed foods to avoid -- with expert advice from Sharecare.
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