Balance Your Cholesterol With Vitamin K

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Hi, I'm Barbara Ficarra with a smart tip for your cholesterol. If you want to set your cholesterol in the right direction, there's a little nutrient that can help. It's vitamin K. You can find vitamin K in Kale and other leafy greens. In one study, people who had the highest blood levels of vitamin K has the best HDL and triglyceride profile.

HDL is the good kind of cholesterol. How does vitamin K help? Researchers suspects that vitamin K works with metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and fat storage. All of these factors combined improve HDL and triglyceride level. Not only does vitamin K help your cholesterol but your body needs this vital nutrient for blood clotting and bone remodeling.

Unfortunately most people are vitamin K deficient, so make sure you're not one of them. Start munching on more leafy greens to increase your intake, but if you are taking a blood thinner talk to your doctor first because vitamin K can interfere with that kind of drug. For more ways to nourish your health, watch all our smart tips right here.