This vitamin is essential for the formation of osteocalcin, a type of protein found only in bone. High intake of vitamin K has been linked to lower risk of fractures in some populations. Therefore, I highly recommend loading up on vitamin K-rich green–leafy veggies
, lettuce, and spinach — as well as asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, watercress, parsley, or okra (all of which are high in vitamin K) — may help slow bone loss and reduce your risk of breaking a bone later in life. However, vitamin K is a natural blood thickener and may cause problems if you're taking blood–thinning medication, so talk to your doctor before incorporating vitamin K–rich foods into your diet.