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This vitamin supports heart health and strengthens bones

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Sunday 26 September 2021

Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for healthy bones, heart, and brain. Therefore, the diet should provide all the body’s needs for vitamin K, according to the British newspaper, “Express”.

It should first be known whether a person eats foods that contain vitamin K, and why he needs to eat more of it, according to the “Al Arabiya” website.

Vegetables contain almost 7 times the minimum recommended amount of vitamin K. So if you are a keen vegetable eater, it definitely has a decent wealth of vitamin K.

For bone health and heart health
Research has found that eating a diet rich in vitamin K can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 34%, based on data from more than 50,000 people.

Several studies have also shown that vitamin K contributes to strengthening the bones, giving them prevention or reducing the risk of fractures, in addition to the fact that vitamin K deficiency in the body is one of the main causes of osteoporosis.

One study suggested that vitamin K could also help with better memory performance, including in people over the age of 70.

Your body uses vitamin K to produce a protein called prothrombin, which is important for blood clotting – and thus helps with wound healing – and for bones.

It is easy to get enough vitamin K by following a diet based on certain types of vegetables rich in it without the need to take a supplement.

The best and cheapest natural sources

Leafy green vegetables are at the top of the list of food sources rich in vitamin K. Cabbage is ranked first among them, known in the market as “kale”. Just 100 grams of cabbage provides approximately 700% of the body’s vitamin K needs per day.

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In addition to vitamin K, cabbage contains vitamins A, C and B6, as well as being low in calories and relatively high in fiber and protein.

The list of vegetables rich in vitamin K includes spinach, broccoli and cabbage.

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