VITAMIN K will avoid bleeding as it helps in blood clotting. During surgeries, that is what we need, for the blood to clot to remain stable and not bleed profusely or hemorrhage. On the other hand, if you are taking any blood thinner, as those avoiding strokes do, you then have to avoid Vitamin K intake for it not to hinder with the drug action.
Probably you are now grabbing your pop-up vitamin pills and looking at the list of vitamins, and if it has Vitamin K. But wait, WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD YOU ARE EATING? Food have vitamins too...and those that are rich in Vitamin K may be what you're planning for your next meal.
RICH IN VITAMIN K: Kale, Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley, Broccoli, Romaine Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens...if you notice most green leafy veggies. Added to them are Asparagus/Chili/Curry/Paprika/Cayenne, Cabbage, Pickled cucumber, Spring Onions, Dried Herbs like Thyme/Sage/Basil and Prunes.
Soybean Oil, Jute, Cloves, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Okra, Dry Roasted Cashews, and Celery follows suit.
Remember though that Vitamin K also have other benefits such as:
- helping in the prevention of calcification in your arteries
- helping in the prevention of bone loss (especially postmenopausal)
- and possibly protecting from liver and prostate cancer