Caution-All Vegetables Are Not Good For You-See Which One Is Not Good For Bad Hearts

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One would think that all vegetables are good for you, right? Well think again. According to this article originally posted on EverydayHealth.com there is one vegetable you should stay clear of if you have heart problems.

If you have the irregular heartbeat of atrial fibrillation, eating a balanced diet is important to protect your heart health. A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that vegetable consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. You can reap the benefits if you start each meal by filling your plate half full with vegetables, said Cristina Rivera RD, CDN, registered dietitian and board certified sports nutritionist in New York. But with afib, be careful which veggies you choose.

Caution With Kale and Vitamin K

Kale is a nutrient-dense vegetable, but if you are taking a blood-thinning medication called warfarin, your doctor may tell you to limit how much you eat. Green leafy vegetables like kale have high amounts of vitamin K that can counteract certain blood thinners (like warfarin), explained Kevin R. Campbell, MD, a cardiologist at Wake Heart and Vascular in North Carolina. If there's too much vitamin K in your body, it may prevent warfarin from working properly — putting you at risk for blood clots that can lead to stroke.

Dr. Campbell noted newer blood thinning medications work differently than warfarin and are not as easily affected by vitamin K in the diet. Read More

Source: Everydayhealth.com

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