Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K?


Are you getting enough Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is a very complex vitamin which is important for the blood & blood clotting, protects against varicose veins, several different cancers, aids in brain & bone health and many other amazing things.

There are 2 types of vitamin K; 1 & 2 and it even becomes more complex w/subcategories within the vitamin. K1 is found in green veggies which goes to liver and aids in everything related to your blood as well as helping bones retain calcium. K2 is found in the gut, present in fermented foods and goes to vessel walls, bones, & tissues.

Here’s 10 Foods to add more of to your diet…

1. Dried Herbs: Basil, Sage, Thyme, Parsley, Coriander, Oregano

2. Dark Leafy Greens such as Kale, Spinach & Swiss Chard

3. Scallions

4. Brussels Sprouts

5. Broccoli

6. Chili Powder, Curry, Cayenne, Paprika

7. Asparagus

8. Cabbage

9. Pickles

10. Prunes

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