Women need at least 75 micrograms of vitamin K per day, and men need at least 90 micrograms for proper blood clotting and bone density. People who take blood thinners, however, need to watch their vitamin K intake and keep it consistent so it doesn't interfere with their medication. Knowing which foods don't contain vitamin K can help with this 7.

Meat, Poultry and Seafood

Beef isn't a good choice if you're watching your vitamin K intake because it contains vitamin K. Pork products without vitamin K include ham, ground pork, Canadian bacon and pork shoulder. If you want seafood, choose scallops. Chicken and turkey, including turkey giblets, are good poultry choices, but don't eat the skin because this can contain small amounts of vitamin K.

Legumes, Nuts and Seeds

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Legumes and some types of nuts and seeds provide vitamin K. Soybeans and kidney beans are the legumes with the most vitamin K, and cashews and pine nuts contain the highest amounts among nuts and seeds.

Fruits and Vegetables

Although vegetables are one of the main sources of vitamin K, corn and mushrooms don't contain this nutrient 4. Limit cooked green leafy vegetables, broccoli and asparagus, as these are among the vegetables with the most vitamin K. If you're on a blood-thinning medication, choose vegetables that are lower in vitamin K, such as:

  • green beans
  • peas
  • lettuce
  • cucumber

Grains and Pasta

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Avoid pastas made with spinach or with other grains not listed previously because these contain at least small amounts of vitamin K.

Dairy and Eggs

You can eat a serving of some dairy products without increasing your vitamin K intake.