What is Vitamin K?

As I’ve been researching the paleo food list, it makes sense why there’s so much sickness.  I use to think I ate healthy foods until I saw what really healthy eating was all about.  Many of us grew up thinking we were taking care of ourselves because we drank orange juice at breakfast, getting all that vitamin c first thing in the morning.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.   Orange juice does more harm than good.  Please eat an orange instead of drinking that tall glass of orange juice.  High sugar intake through fruit juices is not healthy!  What is healthy is eating real fruits and vegetables and a balance of them.  Yes, I have my favorites, but too much of any one food can have side effects.  We hear about vitamins A, B, C, and D but rarely hear anything about K.  Vitamin K assists with bone health and blood clotting, probably not on the radar for many of us, but very important as we age.  Foods high in vitamin K: kale, spinach, collards, chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, asparagus, and many more.  Bok Choy falls in the cabbage family and not only gives you 75% of the daily vitamin K you need, but also vitamins A and C.  It also cooks quickly, has a nice crunchy texture, and contains water to keep your dish from drying out while cooking.  This morning, I had a chicken bok choy stir fry with minced garlic.  I love eating these great foods.  Please try them.  And please like us on Facebook!  Facebook.com/paleobreakfast.me

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