Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and they do contain a significant amount of vitamin K. Avocado is also high in potassium, as well.
A cup of avocado, or 150 grams worth, contains 31.5 mg of vitamin K, which equals about 39% of the recommended daily value.
Leafy green vegetables are the type of foods that contain the largest amount of vitamin K, so increase these in your diet if you are searching for natural sources of the vitamin.
Vitamin K can also be synthesized by certain types of bacteria that are commonly found in the large intestine of humans and many other mammals. People on antibiotics sometimes suffer a vitamin K deficiency because the drugs kill these bacteria.
Vitamin K plays a number of different roles in the body, and is essential in blood clotting and coagulation. As such, people with vitamin K deficiencies will not recover well from bruises, cuts to the skin, or internal bleeding.
There is a reason why avocados are on the list of super foods, and you should consider including them in your diet on a regular if not daily basis.
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