Whats Vitamin K responsible for?

and list some foods that contain rich enough vitamin k

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Vitamin K aids in blood clotting: when the body is injured, vitamin K initiates the process of healing by slowing and stopping the bleeding. For this reason, vitamin K is often given to patients before surgery to prevent excessive bleeding. Vitamin K also helps the body absorb calcium and it has been suggested that vitamin K han help prevent or treat osteoporosis. Vitamin K may also have anticancer effects, and it prevents the hardening of the arteries which helps to prevent heart disease and heart failure.

    Vitamin K1 is found chiefly in leafy green vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard, and Brassica (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts); some fruits such as avocado and kiwifruit are also high in vitamin K. By way of reference, two tablespoons of parsley contain 153% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K. Some vegetable oils, notably soybean, contain vitamin K, but at levels that would require relatively large caloric consumption to meet the recommended levels.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vitamin K is responsible for normal blood clotting. You will find it in green leafy vegetables such as lettuce,spinach, legumes, liver are some examples.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    * Allow your blood to clot normally

    * Help protect your bones from fracture

    * Help prevent postmenopausal bone loss

    * Help prevent calcification of your arteries

    * Provide possible protection against liver and prostate cancer

    Green leafy veggies are all very rich in vitamin k! Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    " needed for the posttranslational modification of certain proteins, mostly required for blood coagulation, but also a number of other proteins that chelate calcium ions and are involved in bone and other tissue metabolism." im not smart...thank you wikipedia!

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