Oatmeal is often a popular breakfast choice, so it’s no wonder patients ask if it’s okay to eat while taking warfarin. The answer is yes! Oatmeal contains only 3 micrograms of vitamin K per serving making it a non-interacting food choice for patients.
As a matter of fact, most breakfast items are safe options for those on warfarin because vitamin K is not ordinarily found in breakfast cereals or baked goods. But if you like to enjoy your oatmeal topped with fresh fruit, just be mindful of monitoring your picks and serving sizes. And if you’re ever in doubt with any of your fruit picks, don’t forget the vitamin k guide is always only a few clicks away.
So, if you’re a warfarin patient who enjoys starting your morning with a hearty bowl of oatmeal, continue right along with your go-to, and most important, meal of the day.
*Remember to talk to your doctor about your diet and eating habits, including the foods you routinely consume. You don’t have to limit yourself to a strict diet to keep your INR in check, just make sure your foods choices are consistent.