Food Facts: K

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Fruits.

Kiwi
– Vitamin C: benefits both skin health and the immune system
– Vitamin K: helps the blood to clot
– Vitamin E: helps to prevent liver damage
– Folate: for cell function and tissue growth
– Potassium: helps to regulate blood pressure and prevents bloating
Great alone, in a fruit salad, with yogurt or even in chia pudding

Kumquat
– Vitamin A: great for eye health
– Vitamin C
– Calcium: needed for the body to take on vitamins and develop healthy bones and teeth
– Manganese: an essential vitamin for the functioning of the brain and the nervous system
Eat whole, unpeeled

Vegetables.

Kale
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin K
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin B6: regulates emotions (serotonin, dopamine and GABA)
– Manganese
– Calcium
– Copper: allows the body to maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves and immune function
– Potassium: helps regulate blood pressure
– Magnesium: needed to maintain normal nerve and muscle function
Personally, I like to drizzle kale with oil and Himalayan pink salt and bake it for a few minutes to get ‘kale chips’

Nuts, Grains and Legumes.

Kidney beans
– Folate
– Iron: necessary for the transport of oxygen in the red blood cells
– Copper
– Manganese
– Vitamin K
– Potassium
Kidney beans are great for adding to chilli, curries and I love a tomato mexican bean mix on jacket potato

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Love, always – B
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