9 Vitamin K-Rich Foods That You Must Add To Your Diet
Vitamin K mainly promotes bone health and wound healing besides protecting the heart. Here’s how you can easily include it in your diet.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are well-aware of how vitamins and minerals are crucial for our health. From Vitamin C for immunity to Vitamin A for eyesight and Vitamin D for immunity and strong bones, a diet rich in all such vitamins is essential for our well-being. Vitamin K is another important vitamin that fosters blood clotting and plays a vital role in bone health. A fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin K is actually a group of compounds of which vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 appears to be the most important one, as per Consultant Nutritionist Rupali Datta.
Vitamin K mainly promotes bone health and wound healing besides protecting the heart. Vitamin K2 has also been found to improve insulin sensitivity. Therefore, people who absorb the most vitamin K2 from their foods are about 20% less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Rupali adds that while Vitamin K2 (or menaquinone) is largely produced by the intestinal flora, Vitamin K1 (or phylloquinone) can be obtained naturally from plants, especially green leafy vegetables. Here we have 9 foods you can have along with ways to add them, to get more of Vitamin K in your diet.