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Vitamin K

Food Sources of Vitamins K1 and K2

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is actually a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to respond to injuries as it regulates normal blood clotting. Vitamin K comes in two forms - K1 and K2.

Vitamin K1 is found in green, leafy and cruciferous vegetables. Vitamin K2 is found in dairy products, pork, poultry and fermented foods. Vitamin K2 is important for bone health and heart health.

Food Sources of Vitamins K1 and K2

Sources of Vitamin K1

  1. Spinach
  2. Kale
  3. Swiss charrd
  4. Broccoli
  5. Brussels sprouts
  6. Green leaf lettuce
  7. Mustard greens
  8. Romaine lettuce
  9. Vegetable oils

Sources of Vitamin K2

  1. Hard cheeses (Gouda, swiss)
  2. Blue cheese
  3. Chicken
  4. Pork
  5. Eggs
  6. Natto (Japanese specialty food)