Vitamin K vs cholesterol

tankmom
By tankmom Latest Reply 2011-05-23 07:56:16 -0500
Started 2011-04-13 19:21:46 -0500

My last blood work I had done indicated that my cholesterol level is rising and the cardiologist is trying to keep me off a statin. I am on plavix, aspirin , and coumadin therapy. I cannot tolerate dry cereal due to the sugars, so I recently started making fresh oatmeal and found I really liked it. Oatmeal is supposed to be good for you so why not try that to helo with the cholesterol, however it pushed my INR down to a 1.7. My range is 2.5 to 3.5 and I have been doing very well up till this last check. I never even thought of the oatmeal contains Vitamin K. It does not show it on the box, but I found it in my guides. I am so bummed right now. I am trying to eat healthier, and this was really disheartening.


8 replies

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-05-22 07:39:50 -0500 Report

cereals high fiber are good for you. i prefer glucernia cereal and well oatmeal for breakfast cereals.they say gluernia not suppose to spike your blood sugars. suppose to lower your ac 1. i use glucerna bars for breakfast.

tankmom
tankmom 2011-05-22 11:18:53 -0500 Report

I am assuming this is a health food store item? I have never heard of it, but will research it though. Thank you my friend.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-05-23 07:56:16 -0500 Report

this cereal can be boughten in stores but item is found by the diabetic supplys. i have diabeties type2. helps me mangage my blood sugars. you can eat it even if your not diabetic.i buy mine at walmart this cereal.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-04-15 23:30:30 -0500 Report

tank,

Yeah, you really have to read the labels, However, note that only Vitamin K is a problem for clotting. You can take Vitamin K2 with little problem and it is actually heart friendly. Also, I have found oatmeal and evn oatbran to reaise blood sugar substanitally. Any processed carb can be problematic unfortunately not only for blood sugar but for its potential to raise small LDL - the REAL killer!

HH

tankmom
tankmom 2011-04-16 20:51:53 -0500 Report

I have never really paid attention to the health labels other than looking for the fats, sodium, vitamin k, and cholesterol, and yes I pay attention to the czrbs and proteins value, but never thought of oatmeal as a carb. I got a lotta learning to do here mister:)

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-04-17 23:39:58 -0500 Report

tank,

If it is plant-based it is probably a carb with any wheat-based product (noodles. bread, pretzels etc) being among the worst. Most nuts are low-carb but the more starchy stuff (think potatoes and rice) can be problematic. Remember, it is not just the carb content but the glycemic index of the carb!

HH

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