Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin which helps your body and plays a crucial role by making proteins for healthy bones, metabolism and tissues. Mainly it makes blood clotting in the event of an injury. Thus, if there is deficiency of Vitamin K in your body, a small cut to your hand, there is continuous bleeding and it may lead to death. It is linked to lower bone density. Due to this lower bone density, sometimes bones may break and becomes fragile.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin; so it stays in our body for a few days and no need to worry. To some extent it is available in our body by the action of bacteria that are present in intestines.
Mostly this problem arises in new born children. Don’t take vitamin K supplements without taking the advice of an expert physician. The physician can tell you how much dosage is required to your body.
There are many sources of vitamin K that are available in the green vegetables, dark berries, parsley, kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, thyme, romaine lettuce, sage, oregano, cabbage, celery, sea vegetables, cucumber, leeks, cauliflower, tomatoes, and blueberries.
The best way to get rid of the diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer and heart diseases is to eat a balanced diet that has multiple servings of freshly cooked or raw dark green leafy vegetables prepared with fresh herbs and spices instead of prepared foods.