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    • This Forgotten Vitamin is CollectingDust on our Shelves! Your blood hassomething to say…
    •  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.