Avoid The Combination of THESE 8 Foods and Medications
At some point most of us have taken medications. Whether it’s for a back pain, headache, an illness or an infection. While medication should help with these symptoms, there is also a list of unwanted side effects and risks that may happen. A lot of medications, as you’ve probably noticed, come with a list of do’s and don’t’s. There is warning not to drink alcohol with the medicine in your body or for example not to take the medication on an empty stomach. Something that most pharmacists or doctors don’t tell you, is that everyday foods can also have an effect on your body and medication.
When certain foods interact with certain medications, they can have unwanted effects in your body. The food that you eat is good for you but it might not pair good with your prescription. Before making any major changes to your diet the best thing to do is to talk with your doctor.
The following list might help if you’re taking medications:
If you take cholesterol medication
Skip grapefruit consumption and grapefruit juice! It can increase the cholesterol levels in your bloodstream. This can leave you more susceptible to unwanted side effects of your medicine.
If you take anticoagulants
Ditch the cranberry juice! Some researchers say that patients who drink cranberry juice while taking anticoagulants experience blood thinning. Dramatic or sudden thinning of the blood can easily lead to health complications.
3. If you take medication for blood pressure
Try to avoid bananas! These type of medications can increase the levels of potassium in your body. Bananas, from their side, are filled with potassium, and too much of everything can cause problems. If you have high level of potassium , you may experience heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat.
If you take heart failure medication
Put down the black licorice! Black licorice contains a chemical called glycyrrhizin. When combined with digoxin, it can cause irregular heartbeat. Licorice may also inhibit the effectiveness of your medication, causing further complications.
If you take blood thinners
Skipping the spinach along with other leafy greens, is good idea because they contain Vitamin K. This vitamin can interfere with anticoagulants and blood thinners. It may also cause your medication to be less effective. You should also avoid broccoli, kale and other dark green veggies.
If you take tetracycline antibiotics
If you take thyroid medication
Walnuts are high in fiber, which can prevent your body from properly absorbing thyroid medication. Be sure not to overindulge in high fiber foods.
If you take medications for bacterial infections
Do not eat cured meats! If you take medication for a bacterial infection an you eat food containing tyramine, it can cause harmful spikes in blood pressure. Tyramine is an amino acid that is found in food that is cured, smoked or fermented. Avoid dry sausage, salami and processed cheeses.
Taking medication comes with a risk of unwanted side effects. While some medication may be necessary, exploring natural healing may allow you get a better handle on your condition, without risking harm to your body.
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