Vitamin k foods sources and benefits of vitamin kPresentation Transcript
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Vitamin – K is an essential vitamin required bythe body but is never popular. It is not a single nutrient, but a group ofnutrients namely Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2.(Vitamin K3 is man made and not for dietary purposes.) Vitamin K1 is produced by plants and VitaminK2 is made produced by bacteria in the largeintestine.
Herbs and dark leafy greens Spring onions Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and broccoli Chili powder, paprika and cayenne Asparagus Cucumber Kiwi fruit and grapes
Vitamin –K is crucial for normal bloodclotting in the body. It helps maintain good bone health. It plays a key role in treating osteoporosis andAlzheimer’s. It also protects against cancer and heartdisease.
Vitamin – K deficiency is rare in healthy adults. Newbornsare at a higher risk. The symptoms include: Heavy menstrual bleeding Anemia Nose bleeds and bleeding gums Osteoporosis Vitamin K deficiency is related to pneumonia and toothdecay.
On an average males need 80 mcg of VitaminK. The recommended intake for females is 70mcgeach day.
Unless recommended,avoid taking Vitamin Ktablets. For those lowin Vitamin K can rely on Wheat grass, asafe whole food supplement. Try to get as much of nutrients as possiblethrough the daily diet. Include foods from allfood groups and the different sources ofVitamin K in the diet.