18 Apr Children’s Nutritionist – Vitamin K
Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils. They are abundant in high fat foods and are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are eaten with fat. Examples of healthy dietary fat includes cheese, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and full-fat yoghurt.
Health Benefits of Vitamin K for Optimal Children’s Health
Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding after injury. It is also helpful for bone health and helps to build stronger and denser bones to reduce the risk of fractures. Vitamin K is required as an important adjunct to vitamin D and if there is a deficiency in one, neither works optimally.
Foods high in Vitamin K for Kids Health
This of list of foods contain the highest amounts of Vitamin K.
- ✅. Spinach
- ✅. Asparagus
- ✅. Broccoli
- ✅. Beans
- ✅. Cabbage
- ✅. Celery
- ✅. Soybeans
- ✅. Eggs
- ✅. Strawberries
- ✅. Beef
- ✅. Dairy
- ✅. Fermented foods.
Deficiency Signs of Vitamin K
These are common signs and symptoms that indicate your child may be deficient in vitamin K.
- ✅. Easy bruising
- ✅. Excessive bleeding from wounds
- ✅. Punctures and injections sites
- ✅. Blood in urine or stools
- ✅. Reduced bone strength