Should You Eat This Gross Food For Vitamin K-2?
Have you ever heard Dr. Wiggy talk about vitamin K2 MK7?
If you have then you know he’s very fond of this vitamin because of how important it is to bone and heart health (as well as immune health, blood sugar, and more).
For a century or so Americans have become deficient in this vitamin.
The reason why has to do with how our diet has changed considerably in the past 100-150 years.
We used to eat whole foods. Now, most of what we eat is processed and depleted of nutrients.
Vitamin K2 is one of those nutrients that has fallen in consumption, and it’s mainly because it’s typically only found in fermented foods, or in animal-based products that are pasture-raised and / or wild caught.
In just a second we’re going to talk about one food you may (or may not) want to avoid if you want to get K2 MK7.
It’s actually really healthy…but 9 in 10 people think it’s kinda gross.
Before we talk about it, you may as well know you can get one of the highest-quality and most potent K2s in the world from us.
Is There a Reason Not to Eat Natto?
OK, we’re not going to lie.
We think you ought to at least try natto (unless you are avoiding soy).
And we wrote this article as a form of clickbait, just to get you to read about vitamin K2.
We should tell people to do something that’s healthy for you, or that we personally don’t enjoy.
Some people, millions and millions, really like it.
So, what is natto?
Natto is “Fermented soybeans typically served with soy sauce, karashi mustard and onion. Natto is known for its pungent smell, strong flavor and stringy/slimy texture. Despite this unappetizing description (sorry!), it is a breakfast tradition in many parts of Japan. Additionally, it also boasts an impressive nutritional profile of vitamin K, high protein and large amounts of gut-loving bacteria.”
Many people who try it end up finding the texture, or the sight, unappealing.
And because it’s not that popular in the U.S. it’s pretty difficult to find.
But, some Asian food markets as well as restaurants have it.
And if you eat a cup there’s a good chance you’re gonna get a seriously solid dose of vitamin K2.
One cup has around 40-50 mcg of K2.
And while that’s a fair amount, Dr. Wiggy has noted before that you really need 150 or so micrograms to hit the levels that are going to help you maintain a healthy K2 blood level.
The easier way to get K2 is to take a supplement like our Vitamin K2 MK7 150 mcg Supplement.
One capsule a day can help you maintain healthy levels which are great for supporting heart and bone health (and more).
Always be sure to eat foods that have a lot of K2, as they likely contain a ton of other great nutrients… and if you can’t get enough a supplement will help round out your intake.
Go here to grab a bottle today (and to read the hundreds of reviews we have on it!