Many of the foods you eat may thin your blood. Specific fruits and vegetables may be rich in vitamins, such as vitamin E, or salicylates that can have blood-thinning effects. If you are already taking blood-clotting medication or are concerned about thinning blood, then you should be aware of these natural blood thinners. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider.
The kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, magnesium and copper. Kiwis may help thin your blood, reduce blood clotting and reduce levels of fat in your blood associated with blocked arteries. This fruit can be eaten whole with its seeds and peel.
- The kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, magnesium and copper.
- This fruit can be eaten whole with its seeds and peel.
Fruits And Vegetables Rich In Vitamin E
Vitamin E Supplements As Blood Thinners
Vitamin E has a blood-thinning effect in your body. This effect can be enhanced by taking certain substances, such as chondroitin. In addition, if you consume a high intake of vitamin E and a low intake of vitamin K, you may increase your risk of bleeding. You may be taking vitamin E in supplement form or in dietary forms. Fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin E include kiwifruits, mangoes, tomatoes, spinach and broccoli. The recommended daily intake for vitamin E is 15 mg for adults.
- Vitamin E has a blood-thinning effect in your body.
- In addition, if you consume a high intake of vitamin E and a low intake of vitamin K, you may increase your risk of bleeding.
Fruits And Vegetables High In Salicylates
Salicylates are substances that block the effects of vitamin K, a vitamin that causes blood clotting. You may need to monitor your intake of salicylate-rich fruits if you are concerned about excess blood thinning.
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Jill Andrews began writing professionally for various online publications since 2009. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry/nutrition from Memorial University in St.John's, Newfoundland. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.