Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Vitamin K: Just 1 TBS Cooked Kale (11g) A Day


Vitamin K

Do you know that eating 1 tablespoon cooked kale (11g) 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://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=112

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