Fight Osteoporosis By Eating Foods With Vitamin K
by Lee Dobbins  
getting plenty of that!

Since vitamin K has a large role in the formation and repair of bones, some claim that
eating food rich in this vitamin may help in the fight against osteoporosis. Natural
foods that are rich in vitamin K are also rich in other vitamins, minerals and enzymes
so adding plenty of them to your diet will be helpful to your overall health. However, if
you are currently on anticoagulant drugs such as coumadin, you should consult your
physician before taking any supplements or eating foods that are rich in vitamin K as
this vitamin helps to clot blood and blocks the actions of these drugs.

Some common foods that are rich in vitamin K include:

Spinach
Kale
Cabbage
Lettuce
Broccoli
Green Beans
Cucumber
Peas
Asparagus
Apples
Peaches
Banana
Tomato
Carrot
Potato
Oats
While vitamin K is contained in most multi vitamin supplements, it is important to be
aware that taking it in conjunction with some other vitamins and foods can cause it
to become less effective. This vitamin will become less effective if it is frozen or rancid
fats, excessive sugar, asprin or antibiotics are present in the diet. Diets high in vitamin
E or calcium as well as nuts, fruits, spices and mints can hinder the absorption of
vitamin K.

A vitamin K deficiency is very rare in normal conditions but could include nose bleeds,
internal bleeding, bruising easily, anemia and certain birth defects.

Vitamin K Toxicity from normal eating habits is rare but can occur if you go overboard
when taking supplements. Symptoms include flushing, and sweats. In severe causes
jaundice and anemia can also be a symptom of too much of this vitamin.


About The Author

Lee Dobbins is editor of – Vitamin and Herbs Guide
For Natural Health where you can learn more about vitamins, herbs and health. Find
out more about vitamin K.
We don’t hear about Vitamin K
too often, but it is vital for good
bone density as well as proper
clotting of the blood. This is a fat
soluble vitamin which is absorbed
into the fat tissues and stored to
be used by the body as needed.
It is produced in the intestines
and it’s production can be greatly
helped by the presence of good
bacteria whose growth is
encouraged by eating yogurt
with active cultures. It also needs
dietary fat in order to be
absorbed, but most people who
maintain a healthy diet will be
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