- Keep the amount of Vitamin K in your diet consistent.
- Do not eat large amounts of foods high in Vitamin K one day and none the next day.
- Drink plenty of water at least 1/2 cup after meals and between meals.
The Adequate Intake (or AI) for Vitamin K for adults is 120 mcg for men and 90 mcg for women. (Mcg stands for micrograms.) Intestinal bacteria also make Vitamin K so it is difficult to develop a deficiency of Vitamin K.
Foods high in Vitamin K
- Oils canola oil, soybean oil
- Vegetables green, leafy vegetables including collard, mustard and turnip greens; broccoli; brussel sprouts; cabbage; cauliflower; chickpeas; cucumber peel; kale; lettuce; lentils; liver; romaine lettuce; scallions (green onions); soybeans; spinach
- Egg yolks
- Green tea leaves
Foods with moderate amounts of Vitamin K
- Dry oats
- Wheat bran
- Wheat germ
- Raw asparagus.