Vital Nutrients – Vitamin K

VN-SpinachVitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin which plays a vital role in coagulation, or blood clotting. Without it, your body would not be able to stop bleeding when you bruise or cut yourself. But did you know that it is also essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and even helps to fight off cancer?

Vitamin K is found in Green, leafy vegetables. Kale, as we know, is highest in VK with 1.1 mg per cup, followed by collard greens and spinach – which is over 300% the recommended daily allowance for a 2 cup serving! It can also be found in turnip and mustard greens, and in all the other cruciferous vegetables as well. Be like Popeye and eat your Spinach.

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