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PostNice Doctor on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 12:10 am

Vitamin K
Vitamin K is fat soluble and plays a critical role in blood clotting. It regulates blood calcium levels and activates at least 3 proteins involved in bone health.

Vitamin K - Daily Amount Needed
• 70-80 micrograms/day for adult males
• 60-65 micrograms per day for adult females
• Children need about half the amount, depending on age.

Fruits that contain large amount of vitamin K are
Avocado, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Chinese pear, Cranberries, Grapes, Kiwi
Loganberries, Mango, Mulberries, Pear, Plum, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Tomatoes

Vegetables that contain large amount of Vitamin K are:
Alfalfa, sprouted, Artichoke, Asparagus, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Broccoli, Cucumber, Kale, Leeks, Okra, Peas, Rapini, Spinach, Spirulina, Squash – winter, Swiss Chard

Seeds and Nuts that contain large amount of Vitamin K are:
Cashews, Chestnuts, Filberts/Hazelnuts, Pine Nuts/Pignolias, Pistachios, Rye

Proteins and meats that contain large amount of vitamin K are:
Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Eggs, Anchovies, Lamb, Soy Milk, Turkey Bacon, Turkey Leg, Roast Duck

Legumes that contain large amount of vitamin K are:
Edamame, Kidney Beans, Split Peas


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