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Blueberries - Vitamin K

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The blueberry is one of the few fruits native to North America. Native Americans used the berries and parts of the plant for medicine. Today, blueberries have a rockstar reputation among fruits; one popular claim is that blueberries help reduce age-related memory loss. It's too early to know whether that's true, but we do know they contain powerful phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which give these berries their blue color.
Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists believe that if you make only one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries.
What is vitamin K used to treat?
Vitamin K is used to treat and prevent low levels of certain substances (blood clotting factors) that your body naturally produces. These substances help your blood to thicken and stop bleedingnormally (e.g., after an accidental cut or injury).
Bacteria in the gut flora can also convert K1 into vitamin K2(menaquinone). In addition, bacteria typically lengthen the isoprenoid side chain of vitamin K2 to produce a range of vitamin K2 forms, most notably the MK-7 to MK-11 homologues of vitamin K2. All forms of K2 other than MK-4 can only be produced by bacteria, which use these forms in anaerobic respiration. The MK-7 and other bacterially derived forms of vitamin K2exhibit vitamin K activity in animals, but MK-7's extra utility over MK-4, if any, is unclear and is a matter of investigation. #vitamink #blueberries #healing #fruit #survivor #awarness #education #cancer #iamstillawoman 

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