Vegetable Leaves: Great Source of Vitamin K
Vitamin K, also known as antihemorrhagic and phytomenadione, is a fat-soluble vitamin (lipid solubility). This way it needs ingested fats to be absorbed by the body.
Functions in the body:
- Act in the process of blood coagulation;
- Activate osteocalcin (important bone protein);
- Inhibit vascular calcification, making plaque formation difficult in the arteries.
Health problems caused by Vitamin K deficiency:
- Deficiency in the process of blood clotting
- Formation of hardened plaques in the arteries
- Green vegetable leaves (kale, cabbage, lettuce, chard, spinach, etc.)
- Beef liver
- chicken liver
- Wheat germ
- Chicken Egg Yolk