3. Maintain Strong Bones
Vitamin K is also present in broccoli in high amounts. One cup will deliver between 75-100% of RDA for this bone-strengthening vitamin. Though we tend to think of calcium and vitamin D as playing a bigger role in bone density, studies show that a low level of K is clearly linked to weaker bone density, as well as the fact that supplementing with K can improve the situation.
Vitamin K seems especially good at slowing down bone loss in women after menopause, and in reducing the risk of fractures in people with osteoporosis. But that’s not all you can count on K for – it also plays a vital role in blood clotting, something you don’t think much about until you need it.