A List of Foods High in Vitamin K
Vitamin k is vital to proper clotting of the blood. Recent studies also suggest that this nutrient also helps to maintain bone health.
Experts now recommend that men get at least 80 mcg. (micrograms) and women 65 mcg. of
vitamin k a day.
So how do we get it? Follow the green, my friend.
Leafy greens are some of the most abundant sources of vitamin k.
For your convenience, we compiled a list of foods high in vitamin k.
Foods Very High in Vitamin K:
|Kale ||1/2 cup ||660% daily req. |
|Spinach, frozen, steamed ||1/2 cup ||560% daily req. |
|Turnip Greens ||1/2 cup ||530% daily req. |
|Collard Greens ||1/2 cup ||520% daily req. |
|Swiss Chard ||1/2 cup ||360% daily req. |
|Parsley ||1/4 cup ||300% daily req. |
|Mustard Greens ||1/2 cup ||260% daily req. |
|Watercress ||3 cups ||250% daily req. |
|Scallion ||1/2 cup ||207% daily req. |
Foods Relatively High in Vitamin K:
|Brussels Sprouts ||1/2 cup ||190% daily req. |
|Spinach, raw ||1 cup ||180% daily req. |
|Green Leaf Lettuce ||1 cup ||125% daily req. |
|Broccoli ||1 cup ||110% daily req. |
|Coleslaw ||1 cup ||100% daily req. |
|Cabbage, boiled ||1 cup ||98% daily req. |
|Asparagus ||5 - 7 spears ||80% daily req. |
|Endive Lettuce ||1 cup ||70% daily req. |
|Romaine Lettuce ||1 cup ||70% daily req. |
If you are currently taking a blood-thinning drug such as warfarin, please understand that vitamin k-containing foods may lessen the effectiveness of the drug you are taking.
It is therefore imperative that you discuss with a trusted medical professional exactly how much vitamin k you should be consuming in your daily diet.
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