Study title and authors:
Effect of dietary fat content on oral bioavailability of menatetrenone in humans.
Uematsu T, Nagashima S, Niwa M, Kohno K, Sassa T, Ishii M, Tomono Y, Yamato C, Kanamaru M.
Department of Pharmacology, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8877895
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fat content on the bioavailability of menatetrenone (vitamin K2).
15 mg of vitamin K2 was administered at breakfast time to healthy male volunteers after meals with three different fat contents (A, 8.8 g; B, 20.0 g; C, 34.9 g) and almost the same calorie content.
The study found:
(a) Vitamin K2 levels were 30% higher after meal B (20.0g fat) compared to the lower fat meal A.
(b) Vitamin K2 levels were 276% higher after meal C (34.9g fat) compared to the lower fat meal A.
To conclude: High fat meals promote higher bioavailability of vitamin K2 compared to low fat meals.
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Eggs and Asparagus
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1 small green capsicum
6 spears of Asparagus
dash of ground basil, turmeric, paprika, cumin and rosemary
(1) Grill green capsicum on each side for about 10 minutes or so. Basically, you want to grill until the skin on each side is dark and blistered for easy removal.
(2) Remove from grill and take out the seeds as well as the blistered skin. Now thinly slice the capsicum.
(3) Grill the asparagus and then add the capsicum.
(4) Fry eggs with butter. Next, combine the herbs and spices then sprinkle all over fried eggs.
Serve eggs together with the grilled asparagus and capsicum.
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