January 1, 2017
Kale is hailed as a superfood and rightfully so – it is packed with nutrients and health benefits. You can add kale to smoothies, salads, or steam it and mix it up with quinoa or your favorite pasta; anything goes – just eat it!
1. Kale is high in iron.
Calorie for calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.
2. Kale is a great cleansing food.
Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxification, and keeping your liver healthy. Kale boasts 5 grams of fiber per cup.
3. Kale is high in Vitamin K.
Studies have shown that eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a variety of functions in the body including bone health and the prevention of blood clotting.
4. Kale is filled with antioxidants.
Antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against free radical damage in the body.
5. Kale is great for cardiovascular support.
Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.
6. Kale is high in Beta-carotene.
Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin, boosting the immune system, and may help in the prevention of cancer.
7. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.
8. Kale is high in calcium and magnesium.
Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, and provides 40 percent of the RDA for magnesium. These valuable minerals aid in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism.
9. Anti-inflamatory/alkaline forming.
Kale helps to promote alkalinity in the body which helps ward off inflammation and illness. The omega-3 fatty acids in kale help fight and alleviate arthritis, autoimmune disorders and asthma. The vitamin C content helps relieve stiff joints.
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