Vitamin K in Cucumbers to Improve Bone Health

Improve Bone Health with Vitamin K

Shared by Dr. Erik Waldeland

Improve Bone Health

The attached recipe is a refreshing and nutritious dish that not only pleases the palate but also offers several health benefits, like improving bone health. Cucumbers, a key ingredient in the salad, are notable for their high vitamin K content. Vitamin K is crucial for bone health as it aids in calcium absorption and bone mineralization. This salad provides a delicious way to incorporate this essential nutrient into your diet. Additionally, cucumbers are low in calories and packed with hydration, making them an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight and stay well-hydrated. This Cucumber Salad recipe serves as a tasty and healthful addition to any meal, promoting bone health while delighting your taste buds

Our mission in the Chiro Health clinics is to provide resources and knowledge for our patients to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into their daily routine to help the body heal more efficiently and become overall a healthier person.  Pain can come from many different aspects of life, but it almost always comes down to how well you’re eating, moving, and managing your stress.

Ingredients
  •   2 long English cucumbers, sliced
  •   1 medium onion, sliced
  •   1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  •   1/4 cup water
  •   1 Tablespoon sugar , (or coconut sugar or sweetener of choice)
  •   1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
  •   1 teaspoon salt
  •   1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

Resources

Rodríguez-Olleros Rodríguez C, Díaz Curiel M. Vitamin K and Bone Health: A Review on the Effects of Vitamin K Deficiency and Supplementation and the Effect of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants on Different Bone Parameters. J Osteoporos. 2019 Dec 31;2019:2069176. doi: 10.1155/2019/2069176. PMID: 31976057; PMCID: PMC6955144.

 

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only help you avoid back pain while sitting but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near West Ridge, near the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., will teach you what the research says about why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts.