12 Health Benefits of Kale
1. Anti Cancer
The flavinods in kale reduce risk of prostate, ovary, colon, breast, and bladder cancer.
2. Detoxifies the body
Kale is excellent at detoxifying, it removes 7x its own weight in toxins from your body. Kale contains detox activating isothiocyanates which break down into the glucosinolate phytonutrients. Glucosinolates are mustard oil glycosides which support phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification and protect proteins and fats against oxidative damage.
3. Great Skin
The vitamin A/C/K, calcium along with phytonutrients in kale are great for the skin. The beta-carotene and lutein in kale improve elasticity of skin.
4. Green Source of Protein
Kale contains 3g of protein per 1 cup chopped kale or roughly 10g per bunch of kale. Add in all the other health benefits of kale, it should be apart of your post workout recovery drink.
5. Health Brain
Omega 3s in kale helps prevent the decay of brain cells.
6. Improves Digestion
Collard greens are high in fiber and water content which aides in good digestion.
7. Improves Vision
Kale is loaded with carotenoids(lutein, zeaxathin, beta-carotene) which are converted into vitamin A in the body. This vitamin A is transformed in the retina to rhodopsin, a biological pigment in photoreceptor cells of the retina responsible for night vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin also nourishe the optic system.
8. Lowers Cholesterol
Kale reduces bad cholesterol in the body, so instead of reaching for those meds to manage your cholesterol juice some kale.
9. Optimal Health
Kale has high concentrations of anti oxidant, glucosimlates, vitamin, A/C/K and omega 3. Kale is full of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients that boost the cardiovascular system
10. Reduces Inflammation
Kale scoring in at 213 on the Inflammation Factor Rating is an anti inflammatory powerhouse. Kale contains vitamin k which helps increase red blood cell growth and circulation along with being high alkaline to the body help reduce inflammation.
11. Strong Bones
Kale is loaded with calcium, roughly 45% of you daily needs with just 1 large bunch of kale. Calcium is essential for maintaining healthy, strong bones whether you are young or old. Did you know kale as 2x more calcium then milk?
12. Source Of Vitamin K
Vitamin k helps reduce inflammation, gives health eyes, reduces catarax, and increases bone density.