Vitamin K is essential for normal blood clotting. It also appears to play crucial roles in bone mineralization and cell growth. Falling short may cause bruising, nosebleeds, and brittle bones, among other problems.
How much to shoot for:
Women need 90 micrograms a day. Men need 120 micrograms a day.
Where to find it:
Kale, collard greens, spinach, beet greens, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, broccoli.
Dark leafy green vegetables are loaded with vitamins A and C, as well as loads of fiber.
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