Sarah Booth, Director of Vitamin K Laboratory at Jean Mayer USDA (Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University, Boston), says that “Older adults — particularly older men — are the age group that consumes the least amount of vitamin K.”
In research conducted on the benefits of vitamin K shows that there is a very little amount of vitamin K found in the blood of older age body. Vitamin K is associated with the proper working of the body’s cognitive functions and heart health.
Reports from the search show that old age people with lower vitamin levels in the blood are more likely to face difficulty in performing their daily tasks. Whereas older people with higher vitamin levels have activeness physically and can easily do their daily tasks.
Geoffrey Barnes, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, stated that “Vitamin K is important because it’s involved in blood clotting.” The vitamin is also vital for making proteins that help make good cartilage, vessel, and bone health.
In a study conducted in 2015 on people with 65 and higher, shows that those who intake plenty amount of vitamin k can able to perform their cognition test better than those who intake less.
So how do you get enough vitamin k in most natural ways?
Here are some readily available good sources of vitamin k rich foods, which you can include in your diet plan. Kale consists of 494 mcg of vitamin k per cup, Medium Salted Broccoli 254 mcg per cup, Raw Spinach 145 mcg per cup, and Kiwi one fruit slice consists of 73 mcg, Avocado with 46 mcg a bowl and Blueberries contains 29 mcg per cup.