Today’s Dash – Get your greens for bone health.

Every day, your body breaks down old bone cells and builds new ones. It’s a complex process requiring lots of vitamins and minerals. This includes calcium and vitamin D, as well as vitamin K. Research suggests this nutrient doesn’t make your bones thicker or denser, but might still prevent fractures. Scientists think it may work to help support bone structure in some other way.

Experts say specific recommendations for vitamin K depend on age, gender, and other factors, such as pregnancy. In most cases, eating foods rich in vitamin K is enough to boost levels. These include:

Green, leafy vegetables, such as spinach

Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflowercouliflower and cabbage

Green peas




Article from the StayWell Company, LLC