Originally Posted by Addie
Well that leaves kale out of my diet. Vitamin K has clotting elements in it. That is the last thing I need as a heart patient.
I am just getting to know the nutrients in Kale so don't take my word for it but I heard from a few places around the internet that their are other micronutrients that may combat the blood clotting of the Vit K in kale....but yeah if you are a heart patient I would not suggest kale from what I have heard about it so far.
I have read it helps with normal blood clotting, but if you are a heart patient for now I guess it I wouldn't suggest it to you specifically(from what I know about kale so far).
Since you have heart problems though would like to show you this link to a a great blood thinning, heart disease prevention recipe:
it is cinnamon-ginger tea w/ honey
BTW i didn't really know that Vitamin K was a blood cogulating nutrient...so thank you very much for that info. I think now that I know this I will be making more cinnamon-ginger tea and cinnamon and ginger recipes in order to balance out my greens.
Ginger cinnamon honey info:
Cinnamon is very effective in safeguarding the heart and surrounding arteries from damage and infection because it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
One type of natural blood thinners are substances that block vitamin K known as salicylates. If you are salicylates sensitive you can eat more salicylates as long as you eat a balanced amount of vitamin K foods. (Vitamin K plays an important role in the body's in blood clotting processes. The "K" in vitamin K gets its name from the Danish word for coagulation.)
Foods that are higher in salicylates include many spices, most fruits, especially dried fruits, nuts, and also some flavorings and preservatives..
Herbs and spices high in salicylates include:
Fruits high in salicylates include
Blueberries - sweet...this blueberries are awesome in green smoothies
Other substances high in salicylates:
Though there are some exceptions, in general most meat, fish, dairy, grains and vegetable foods are not high in salicylates. Many types of fish do however have blood thinning properties due to their omega-3 fatty acid content.