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Health Benefits of Kale

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Kale is one of the most nutritious rich vegetables on the planet, with the highest amounts of lutein of any vegetable in the USDA database, and belongs to the crucial cruciferous vegetable family. Kale thrives in cooler climates, particularly in the Mediterranean, but it may also be found in many other parts of the globe, including Europe and North America. The commercial kale available today has been farmed for millennia, gradually developing from a wild type to the one today.

Despite the fact that there are different kinds of kale, Brassica oleracea is the most prevalent. Kale leaves may be flat and curly in form, and the plant can grow up to six feet tall, with colors such as purple, green, and ornamental lavender and white variations.

Kale health advantages include boosting eye health, body detoxification, promoting skin wellness, assisting with blood coagulation, providing potent antioxidant support, lowering cholesterol, and assisting with diabetic management. Other advantages include improving bone health, weight reduction, preventing stomach ulcers, treating anemia, preventing cancer, and fostering a healthy pregnancy.

May Prevent Cancer

Kale prevents cancer in a variety of ways, including boosting waste elimination from the body and reducing the healthy cells' exposure to intestinal waste. Kale is also high in antioxidants, which protect cells from damage caused by free radicals that may cause malignant alterations.

Good for Bone Health

Kale is rich in calcium, which helps to support bone health and prevent osteoporosis for vegans who are seeking new methods to meet their calcium needs. One cup of kale contains about 10 percent of the recommended daily allowance, which may go may be helpful if you don't eat dairy products. However, you don't have to consume kale every day. You can just make it into a smoothie and drink it for breakfast, along with other veggies and fruits of your choosing.

Good for Eye Health

Kale is rich in lutein discovered in nature, which many people are unaware of. Lutein and other carotenoid antioxidants are vital for maintaining eye health, including avoiding macular degeneration due to old age, cataract formation, and vision degradation. Kale, when combined with foods rich in carotenoids such as zeaxanthin, provides excellent eye protection.

Weight Loss

Kale is a low-calorie vegetable that can fill you up quickly and may be helpful if you are on a calorie-restricted diet. It enables a larger quantity of food to be consumed without adding to the calorie count, and the fiber in it aids in meal satiety. Breakfast smoothies with kale boost the nutritional value of your meal and help you remain full until your next mealtime.

Kale has glucosinolate content that may be helpful in treating ulcers. Some people are not able to absorb iron due to Vitamin C deficiency, resulting in anemia. Kale is rich in Vitamin C and can be helpful in treating anemia.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fredericksburg, Va.

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