2 doctors weighed in:

Food to be avoided on g6pd?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine

In brief: Partial List

G6pd deficiency requires care.
Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) legumes fava beans, lima beans, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa sprouts, peanuts, licorice or carob. 2) high vitamin c additives. 3) soy, tofu, bean curds, etc 4) menthol, mints 5) sulphites/sulfites 6) vitamin k. 7) tonic water.

In brief: Partial List

G6pd deficiency requires care.
Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) legumes fava beans, lima beans, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa sprouts, peanuts, licorice or carob. 2) high vitamin c additives. 3) soy, tofu, bean curds, etc 4) menthol, mints 5) sulphites/sulfites 6) vitamin k. 7) tonic water.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Thank
Dr. Darius Adams
Clinical Genetics

In brief: Fava beans

Broad beans like fava beans should be avoided.

In brief: Fava beans

Broad beans like fava beans should be avoided.
Dr. Darius Adams
Dr. Darius Adams
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors