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Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Your body utilizes vitamin K to build bones, and also helps your blood clot, and prevents mineralization of blood vessels, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Certain health problems like gallbladder disease, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease

Because vitamin K crosses the placenta and is also found in breast milk, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should seek medical counsel before taking vitamin K supplements.

Although vitamin K is fat-soluble vitamin, the body stores very little and it should be regularly replenished through diet and or supplementation.

Foods that contain a significant amount of vitamin K include kale, swiss chard, parsley, broccoli, asparagus, and dark green lettuce.