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Top Health Benefits Of Kale

Top Health Benefits Of Kale

This post is about another superfood – Kale ! This veggie belongs to the family of cabbage. Like Broccoli, Kale is packed with nutrients. I shall let you know health benefits of Kale without boring you a lot :P. Well, you don’t need reasons to include it in your diet, period ! Let’s see how it can help us to become healthy –

Top Health Benefits Of Kale

Top Health Benefits Of Kale

1. Kale is low in calories. One cup of Kale has approximately 36 calories. Weight watchers , are you paying attention 🙂 ?

2. High in fiber – 5 grams of fiber in a cup !

3. No fat

4. Great for digestion

5. Rich in Iron. Kale is a must have food for anemic people.

6. High in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. N you thought only citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C 😉

7. Rich in calcium – Don’t be shocked when you read this. Kale has more calcium per calorie as compared to milk.

8. Kale contains Antioxidants – carotenoids and flavonoids that help protect against various cancers.

9. Kale has anti-inflammatory properties , just like brown rice.

10. Kale promotes lowering of cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, please read here.

11. Great for detox- the buzz word !

12. Rich in Pottasium

13. Rich in Manganese

Before you start posing questions how much potassium or manganese, let’s check Kale’s nutritional information(per 100 gms) –

Health Benefits Of Kale

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Few Tips to include Kale in your diet

Kale is a quickly perishable veggie, so use it before you touch something else from your grocery shopping. Don’t keep it in refrigertator for more than 4-5 days. The more days it lies unused, the more bitter it becomes !

Kale with smaller leaves is tender and digested easily unlike the one with bigger leaves.

Wash it with running water to remove soil, dirt etc. Wash only before use since water can spoil Kale.

Kale if not organic, might be extremely subjected to pesticides. So beware.

Few recipes in which you can add Kale – soups, salad, pizza , pasta. Kale chips and juice are also very popular.

Now the tricky part. If you have thyroid , stay away from it ! There are studies which mention that Kale is goitrogenic. This simply means it interferes with the functioning of thyroid gland. Although the studies are controversial, still I would suggest that if you have thyroid, avoid Kale.

Do you know of some Kale recipes ? Have you used Kale and lost weight ? Share with us !

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Author: Archer Windsor

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