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  • Warfarin and Chinese Food

    Trying to find out if anyone knows if the ingredients in most chinese menu meals could be a bit much with warfarin. I have not had chinese since before surgery 19 months ago. Always was served huge portions in take out and at the restaurants. There are so many ingredients, greens, that is, and I have asked managers and servers over the phone if I could find out what they put in the meals. No go. I have looked at menu descriptions in the take out flyers I receive in the mail which helps a bit more. Does anyone here make a regular habit of chinese food? There is so much soy sauce and different greens. I could get a plate and spread it out over several days maybe. I went without greens for so long and now am trying to not overdo which I could! Seems like everything I eat has soybean oil, soy sauce, or mixture of a lot of leafy stuff.

    Carla.

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    I eat Chinese quite often - had takeout last week and went to a buffet on Monday in fact.

    Whatever you eat, eat it regularly. Dose the diet, as they say.

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    • #3
      I love chinese food. Don't have it everyday maybe once a month. Has alot of salt in it. I don't really worry about the greens because you really don't get alot of that in the food. I think you can enjoy what ever food you want on warfarin just don't eat it everyday in big amounts. I watch my salt more then greens.
      Go and enjoy some!!!
      OHS 6/20/2006

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      • #4
        You'd have to eat it everyday to affect you INR any. I doubt anyone here could eat it everyday.

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        • #5
          I also enjoy oriental food and eat it couple times a month. I don't add extra soy sauce only because I don't like soy sauce.
          Starr-Edwards mechanical AVR 1967 at age 31.....University of Kentucky Med. Ctr., Drs. Richard Wood & Gordon Danielson surgeons. No surgery (heart or otherwise) since. On Warfarin ACT since surgery with no diet, lifestyle, or activity restrictions....and I live one day at a time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ross View Post
            You'd have to eat it everyday to affect you INR any. I doubt anyone here could eat it everyday.
            What about Chinese people?
            No shoes, no shirt, no problem
            AVR with Ablation -St Jude Mechanical--2006
            ~Easy Does It~

            The early bird get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cooker View Post
              What about Chinese people?
              They don't have heart problems!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ross View Post
                They don't have heart problems!
                And I do not think they use MSG
                No shoes, no shirt, no problem
                AVR with Ablation -St Jude Mechanical--2006
                ~Easy Does It~

                The early bird get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cooker View Post
                  And I do not think they use MSG
                  Do you know why americans call it fast food?

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                  • #10
                    Ross, I just got a picture of swirly stuff. Is that right?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lisa in Katy View Post
                      Ross, I just got a picture of swirly stuff. Is that right?
                      Click on the Play arrow and there is a 10 second audio clip to go with the lovely swirly stuff.
                      BAV-Aortic Stenosis...AVR Oct 11, 2005 / St.Jude Regent mechanical 21mm
                      INR Home testing since 2007 with Coaguchek XS...Self-Dosing

                      "Caution: I may have been in contact with Nuts"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ross View Post
                        They don't have heart problems!
                        The sad facts are, relative to 'the developed world ' they didn't used to. That seems to be changing as China industrialises. http://chinadaily.cn/english/doc/200...ent_478073.htm
                        There are three ways to get something done. Either do it yourself, pay somebody to do it or ban your kids from doing it.

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                        • #13
                          chinese wife and miso soup

                          my wife is chinese ( i am a white kiwi ) and we eat chinese food for dinner almost every day; no msg and not so much salt. basically the ingredients of chinese food are not so different to european food; at least the european foods we SHOULD all be eating.

                          the main difference is in preparation, cooking style and spices. ok, rice and noodles are diferent, but surely they are just substitutes for bread and potatoes? chinese dishes full or greens will affect your inr just the same as european dishes full of greens do.

                          the one thing that seems to greatly affect my inr is the korean/japanese dish miso soup; soya beans being the main ingredient. my inr drops when i have bowls of strong soup over 2 or 3 days. probably this problem only applies to bigger amounts of home made miso soup as the small bowls of soup available in restaurants are much weaker.

                          the amount of soya sauce used in stir fries seems to have no affect on my inr

                          oh, my wife is happy to eat european food, but she expects me to cook that so i prefer to let her cook chinese. i always refuse her offers of cooked chinese breakfasts as starting the day with a bowl of noodles or rice is a step too far for me!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bina View Post
                            Click on the Play arrow and there is a 10 second audio clip to go with the lovely swirly stuff.
                            Thanks Bina! DUH!

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                            • #15
                              Chinese Food and Warfarin

                              I don't know much about European food, unless you consider spaghetti that I thought it invented by the Chinese too. I use to eat take out lo-mein,chow mein, things like that 3-4 days a week and tacos or tex-mex the other days. Not into buffets, but a dish off of the menu always has so much soy, I was really wandering about the greens, cabbage, watercress, bok choy,and the others. Will be looking into it very soon though! Better than other fast foods that's for sure.

                              Carla.

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