9 Foods You Should NEVER Mix with Your Medication
Kale & Warfarin
If you’re taking blood thinners like Jantoven or Warfarin to treat blood clots, you might want to skip that green salad.
More specifically, the problem comes down to green veggies with a high concentration of vitamin K, such as kale and broccoli. Why?
‘Vitamin K negates what warfarin is trying to do,’ explains Mitchell Howard, clinical assistant professor at the University of Toledo College of Pharmaceutical Studies.
Consuming too many whole foods rich in vitamin K (especially if you don’t usually eat them) can seriously increase your risk of developing blood clots again, since your treatment stops working.
However, this doesn’t mean you should give up on a healthy diet. Your doctor can adjust your treatment dosage to make sure it’s working properly; just let them know you’re planning to add broccoli and kale to your diet on your next visit!