Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin K is a Fat soluble Vitamin, which means that in order for it to be any good to us, we need to include Healthy fats in our diets so that it can be absorbed properly. (Coconut Oil, avocados, GrapeSeed Oil, etc)
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin K is essential in blood clotting, without it we would bleed to death. It also plays a crucial role in Kidney function, it is necessary for the production of a Protein that inhibits the formation of Kidney Stones. Vitamin K is also important in bone Repair & bone Metabolism. Vitamin K can help prevent Hemorrhages & has been used to treat osteoporosis. Nearly half of all Vitamin K we need for good health is supplied in our gut.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin K are: Dark Leafy Green Veggies (Spinach, Kale), Green Tea, Broccoli, avocado, Raw Turnips, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Pistachio, WaterCress, Plums, Snap Beans, Kiwi, Green Peas, Dry Miso, Carrots, Sweet Pepper, Tomatoes, Celery, Peanut Butter, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Fermented food (Natto).
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Deficiency of Vitamin K are very Rare, but signs may include prolonged clotting of cuts, easy bleeding & bruising. Individuals with liver or food absorption issues may be at risk of deficiency. Long term Antibiotic use may put people at risk as well.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity is rare as well, but signs can include anemia & childhood cancers.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.