Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Vitamin K: Just 1 Small Bowl Edamame (115g) A Day



Vitamin K

Do you know that just eating 1 small bowl of edamame (115g) a day fully covers your daily vitamin K need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 120mg
  • 2mcg (0-6 months old)
  • 2.5mcg (7-12 months old)
  • 30mcg (1-3 years old)
  • 55mcg (4-8 years old)
  • 60mcg (9-13 years old)
  • 75mcg (14-18 years old)
  • 90mcg for women (19 years & above)
  • 120mcg for women (19 years & above)
  • 90mcg for pregnant women
  • 90mcg for breast-feeding women
Functions:

Helps blood clot. May play a role in treating osteoporosis and Alzheimer's and help protect against cancer and heart disease.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2
https://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/food-sources-of-vitamin-k.php

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