Alzheimer’s defense? Vitamin K in leafy greens could prevent age-related diseases
(Matt Higgins/ Study Finds) –– An international team has found a surprising new benefit of consuming vitamin K — a nutrient in leafy greens. Not only is it important in blood clotting, but a new study reveals vitamin K prevents cell death.
According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, vitamin K comes in two forms. The main type is phylloquinone, which is found in green leafy vegetables like collard greens, kale, and spinach. T
he other type is menaquinones, which is found in some animal and fermented foods. It can also be produced by bacteria in the human body. (…)