By: OPHFC Staff
1.) High Fiber, Low Calories and Zero Fat
One cup of kale contains 5 grams of fiber, only 36 calories and 0 grams of fat. This is great for aiding in weight loss and digestion. Kale can also be used for detoxing your body and keeping your liver healthy.
2.) Immunity Support
Kale is packed with nutrients and vitamins that are great for strengthening your immune system. One cup of kale will provide you with a high dose of antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids that help protect against various cancers. Omega-3 fatty acids in kale help fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders. Vitamins A and K in kale support your vision, hair, skin, nails and bone health.
3.) Post-Workout Recovery
Kale is a great source of Vitamin C which can help relieve stiff joints, maintain cartilage and joint flexibility. Vitamin C hydrates your body and increases your metabolism, leading to weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels.
4.) Heart Health Support
Kale is high in lutein, which has been shown to help stop cholesterol from building in the body. Folic acid and B6 in kale provide cardiovascular support and prevent heart disease.
Kale has several health benefits to support your health and wellness. Easy ways to add kale to your diet are: as a side to your main dish, in smoothies and juices, in your salad and as a snack such as kale chips. Consider adding kale to your diet today.
Braun, R. (2016). 6 Top Health Benefits of Kale. Retrieved from Veg Kitchen: https://www.vegkitchen.com/nutrition/5-top-health-benefits-of-kale/
Lewis, A. (2012, April 2). Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Kale. Retrieved from Mond Body Green: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html
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