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Foods That Thicken Blood
If you suffer from Thin Blood, also known as Thrombocytipenia, then it is important that you pay close attention to the foods you eat. Many diseases that cause thin blood are serious and require medications, such as steroids, and even possibly platelet transfusions to get to the ideal 150,000-450,000 per micro liter. When you blood is too thin it is difficult for your blood to clot which poses a serious risk in the event of injury, Foods rich in Vitamin K are crucial for anyone with thin blood. The average man and woman who do not suffer from thin blood should take 90mcg and 120mcg respectively. Needless to say, Vitamin K assists clotting and strengthens the bones by synthesizing proteins. It is important to eat plenty of these Vitamin K rich foods and below are some food categories and some specific foods recommendations.
1.Dark Green Vegetables
Kale should become your new best friend. One cup of Kale can provide close to 1200 micrograms of Vitamin K. Also high on the list are collards and spinach. Green beans and soybeans are both very high in Vitamin K. Having a delicious salad for lunch or steaming some green vegetables with dinner are some of the best ways to increase your Vitamin K consumption. You can also snack on some edemame or making a side of green beans. The best thing is there are so many options that you can always mix it up so you never get bored with the same vegetable. Asparagus one day, brussel sprouts the next day, so on and so forth.
Not all fruits are high in Vitamin K but there are quite a few. Blackberries and plums, for instance, are delicious snacks and easy to eat when you are on the run. Usually the darker fruits and berries provide the most Vitamin K. They do not provide anywhere the amount that leafy vegetables do, but when you have to please your sweet tooth it is important to know what to grab.
Cashews and Chestnuts are the best choices if you want to snack on nuts and still get some Vitamin K. Pistachios, Pine Nuts and Hazelnuts are great as well.
If you do not eat an extra dosage of Vitamin K throughout your day then it is essential to supplement with Vitamin K pills. Most of the foods rich in Vitamin K are also loaded with other important vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. The foods are loaded with fiber and will help protect your hear by regulating your blood pressure, lowering your cholesterol and leading an overall more healthy life. Always make sure to consult a blood specialist about your thin blood disorder so that your treatment and diet can be specified to your individual need.
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The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation22 Feb 2011|