Vitamin K

Add more cauliflower and broccoli to your diet to boost your vitamin K — or phylloquinone — intake. Vitamin K plays a role in bone development, helping your bone cells produce proteins required for the formation of new mineralized bone tissue. It’s primary role in your body, however, involves clot formation. Vitamin K represents one of several compounds essential to the coagulation cas…cade, the series of chemical reactions required to stimulate the formation of a blood clot. Individuals with vitamin K deficiency bleed excessively after injury and develop spontaneous bleeding and bruising, since the low levels of vitamin K in their systems prevent proper clot formation. A cup of chopped cauliflower contains 16.6 micrograms of vitamin K, while a cup of broccoli contains 92.5 micrograms. Consume a combination of both vegetables to reach your recommended daily intake of 120 or 90 micrograms for men and women, respectively, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
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