Kale or borecole is a type of cabbage with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head.
It is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.
It’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! It can be eaten raw or cooked.
Health Benefits Of Kale
Kale naturally promotes the pro-inflammatory omega-6 and anti-inflammatory omega-3 balance.
Kale is particularly rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A) which are 2 of the top 3 antioxidants in the world. This is important because antioxidants are known to counteract the damage caused by free radicals.
The sulfur and glucosinolates in kale help detox by removing and expelling toxins from the body.
- HEART SUPPORT
Because kale has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, it is wonderful for heart health, and has been shown to lower cholesterol and increase the ratio of healthy cholesterol by 27%!
- BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS
Kale is a natural source of folate which can help prevent several birth defects and promote healthy infant brain development.
- CANCER PREVENTION
The glucosinolates of kale also are known as powerhouse chemicals that break down during the chewing and digestion process into biologically active compounds that prevent cancer cells growth.
- HEALTHY VISION
Two nutrients that give kale its dark green hue, lutein and zeaxanthin, have been shown to help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
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