Health Benefits of Kale
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE
We LOVE kale, and who can blame us? The health benefits of kale are numerous! Kale is an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, heart healthy, cancer-fighting, and detoxifying leafy green. Additionally, kale is a superfood aiding in the healing of bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancers. The active compound found in kale is isothiocyanates (ITCs), which play a role in the anti-cancer benefits by supporting our body’s detoxification process at the genetic level.
Kale is also beneficial in combating chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, as well as reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This leafy superfood is also full of vitamins K, A, and C, manganese, fiber, copper, tryptophan, calcium and can provide the highest ITC when raw. Try our Kale Aphrodisiac Salad for a fabulous raw kale recipe! When steamed, kale’s cholesterol-lowering effects are enhanced because the fiber components can more readily bind with the bile acids in your digestive tract. We encourage you to eat both raw and cooked kale for maximum benefits.
There are lots of ways to get your daily kale intake! Looking for even more delicious kale recipes? Try our Naturally Nourished cookbook!
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