Although vitamin K is the less ‘popular’ among the line of essential vitamins and nutrients, this does not necessarily mean that it is any less important. Vitamin K is basically the body’s problem fixer: this fat-soluble vitamin prevents hemorrhaging or unchecked bleeding throughout the body, which also allows wound and cuts to heal much faster. The name is actually derived from the term coagulation, which is the primary function of vitamin K.
In addition, vitamin K helps maintain strong bones while keeping your arteries clog-free. Asparagus, Arugula, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, dark green veggies, kale, soybean, as well as canola and olive oil are all great sources of vitamin K.
Today, vitamin K is being further analyzed as a means of treating the dreaded cancer diseases. Since initial studies show that it helps slow down the growth of cancerous tumors, it may very well be an effective part of the treatment of this traitorous disease.