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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Vitamin K Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it blood would not clot. Some studies suggest that it helps maintain strong bones in the elderly and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys. Functions At the current rate of deforestation, all tropical rainforestswill be gone by 2110. Save The Rainforest! - Plant trees!- Boycott destructive companies - Reduce your beef consumption - Spread the word! The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin K is by eating food sources. Vitamin K is found in the following foods:Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, and green leaf lettuce Vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli,cauliflower, and cabbageFish, liver, meat, eggs, and cereals (contain smaller amounts) Vitamin K is also made by the bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract. WHAT IS AFFECTED BY TROPICAL DEFORESTATION? Deforestation represents of greenhouse emissions 15% Disruption of Water Cycles Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disruption of Water Cycles No trees to anchor fertile soil. Animal Species Soil Erosion Imbalance in perticipationand river flow Inbalance in trophic levels &increased fighting for living area.-> Extinction Deforestation Drivers SOURCES: Food sources Deficency Vitamin K deficiency is very rare.It occurs when the body can't properly absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract. Vitamin K deficiency can also occur after long-term treatment with antibiotics.People with vitamin K deficiency are usually more likely to have bruising and bleeding.If you take blood thinning drugs (such as antiplatelet drugs), you may need to limit vitamin K foods. You should know that vitamin K or foods containing vitamin K can affect how these drugs work.It is important for you to keep vitamin K levels in your blood about the same from day to day. Ask your health care provider how much vitamin K-containing foods you should eat
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