Combine foods that are high in Vitamin K with “good” fat for healthy heart and bones!
The right type of fat does the body a lot of good! “Good” fats, certain types of fat, are very for proper nerve activity, vitamin absorption, immune system function and healthy cells. Most foods usually contain a combination of fats, but selecting foods that are rich in “ggod fats”, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids) instead of trans and saturated fats helps lower your risk of many diseases. “Good” fats lower “bad” cholesterol in the blood, decreasing risk of heart attack. Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation and stimulate metabolism, and monounsaturated fats lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Some “good” fat super food include cold water fish, Plant oils and Nuts and seeds:
Super Food – Cold Water Fish
Cold water fish are high in monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, making them an excellent source of two hard-to-find “good fats.”
mussels and oysters
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts are an excellent source of good fats.
sesame and pumpkin seeds as well as Brazil nuts
One of these vitamins that is better absorbed with “good” fats, is vitamin K. Vitamin K helps in the clotting of blood. Clotting is an essential function of the body for healing and many other processes. When the body is injured, vitamin K starts the process of slowing and stopping bleeding. Vitamin K is also given to patients right before surgery to prevent too much bleeding during different procedures. Another function of vitamin K is to help the body absorb calcium! Obviously you know the importance of calcium in our effort to live longer and healthier! Recent studies have shown that vitamin K can also help to treat and prevent osteoporosis and so it is important to always have healthy levels of vitamin K in the body. It has also been shown that it can also help prevent and treat cancer which has been shown to be beneficial in human trials. It also prevents the hardening of the arteries which also improves the general function of the circulatory system. Super food that contains a lot of vitamin K includes:
So, to live longer combine super food that contains a lot of vitamin K with “good” fats!