The Standard American Diet results in:
- Insulin resistance,
- and Diabetes
Luckily for you, Vitamin K reduces
- Insulin resistance and…
- the likelihood that people who a Western diet will become fat and diabetic.
And how do we find this elusive Vitamin K?
Glad you asked….
- Kale – 1 cup, boiled & drained – 1062 mcg / µg
- Spinach – 1 cup, frozen, boiled & drained – 1027 mcg / µg
- Turnip Greens – 1 cup, frozen, boiled & drained – 851 mcg / µg
- Collards – 1 cup, boiled & drained – 836 mcg / µg ***
- Brussels sprouts – 1 cup, frozen, boiled & drained – 300 mcg / µg
- Broccoli – 1 cup, boiled & drained – 220 mcg / µg
- Cabbage – 1 cup, boiled & drained – 163 mcg / µg
- Asparagus – 1 cup, boiled & drained – 144 mcg / µg
- Lettuce, iceberg – 1 head – 130 mcg / µg
- Peas, green – 1 cup, canned & drained – 63 mcg / µg
- I don’t know why the USDA thinks everyone is eating frozen greens instead of fresh, but they do. We’re going to assume that fresh Brussels sprouts have just as much Vitamin K as frozen… if not more
- *** Beet greens, Dandelion greens and Mustard greens could / should have been included in this list – they would have placed between #4 Collards and # 5 Brussels sprouts. I omitted them due to availability. If you have them in your area, go ahead and eat ’em up. They are Vit. K superstars.
- USDA – Top Vitamin K Foods
- Obesity, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Vitamin K