• Not usually one to get the spotlight, vitamin K plays a role in vital body functions such as blood clotting, bone metabolism, brain health, and keeping blood calcium levels healthy.
• It’s grouped into two categories:
1. Vitamin K1 - the main type of dietary vitamin K that comes from plant sources
2. Vitamin K2 - secondary type that comes from fermented and animal-based sources
• Good sources of vitamin K1 include:
- Leafy Greens - kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens
- Cruciferous Vegetables - Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, cauliflower
• Good sources of vitamin K2 include:
- Nattō (Japanese fermented soybeans)
- Pork Sausage
- Hard Cheeses
- Egg Yolks
- Grass-Fed Dairy Products
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