Foods to avoid whilst taking Warfarin
Warfarin is a widely prescribed medication for those at risk of a heart attack or stroke and works by thinning the blood allowing it to flow more easily around the body.
Warfarin works by slowing the production of vitamin K which the blood needs to clot. This is why many elderly people who take it bruise easily and also bleed more heavily if they cut themselves.
Certain foods need to be avoided whilst taking warfarin and they are the ones with a high vitamin K content.
Foods to avoid whilst taking warfarin
- Leafy Greens
- Spring onions
- Chili powder, curry, paprika and cayenne
- Cabbage both cooked and raw in coleslaw
- Pickled cucumber
- Kiwi fruit
- Green Tea
- Red meats
Good foods to eat whilst taking Warfarin
- Sweetcorn, raw or canned