Vitamin K is a vitamin that quite often gets overlooked. We all know how important vitamin C is and we’re told often that we need to get our B complex vitamins too. Vitamin A and E are good for the eyes and skin, vitamin D is important for our bones and comes from skin.
But what about vitamin K?
This is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that in order to get the most benefits you need to consume it along some kind of source of fat so that the body can actually use it. It also means that you need to make sure you don’t consume too much, as it won’t simply pass through the body like water soluble vitamins do and could end up leading to an overdose as a result.
But you also need to ensure you consume enough. Vitamin K is an important addition to vitamin K, which helps to further improve the building of bones. Vitamin K is also important for optimizing insulin levels, which might make it helpful for diabetic patients and which could even make it useful for preventing weight gain and boosting energy levels. It can help with blood clotting as well, which is important for healing and for avoiding blood loss in excess amounts. Having adequate amounts of vitamin K is correlated with lowered risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Vitamin K comes in three different types but the most important is vitamin K2.
But seeing as many people aren’t aware of just how important vitamin K is or even where they should get it from, it should come as no surprise that a large number of people tested are low in not only vitamin K but also vitamin D. In this post, we’ll take a look at 21 different food sources that will provide you with some vitamin K and help you to avoid the health issues that can come from a deficiency.
1. Sun Dried Tomatoes
Sun dried tomatoes are absolutely delicious when added to a range of different meals. They’re great in a Greek mezze and they’re great in a lot of cooked meals as well such as pizza and such as pasta dishes.
And the good news is that they’re packed with goodness. Any tomatoes will give you a ton of antioxidants, helping you to combat cancers and reduce the visible signs of aging. At the same time, they will also give you 29% of your DV for vitamin K. Plus you get some added lycopene, vitamin A, calcium, iron and vitamin A.
Because there’s a lot of oil added to sun dried tomatoes, you also have your source of fat ready to help you absorb this key nutrient.