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Kale: Is There Too Much Hype?

Here is a quick look at what some of these specific nutrients do:

1. Antioxidants

Zeaxanthin and lutein (both carotenoids):  Zeaxanthin and lutein are powerful antioxidants that protect against degenerative illnesses such as cancer, cardio-vascular disease and macular degeneration.

2. Anti-inflammatory

Vitamin K and Omega-3: Vitamin K and Omega-3 play key roles in reducing inflammation in the body by regulating the inflammatory processes.

3. Anti-Cancer

Glucosinolates:  Kale, along with the rest of the members of the Brassica family (such as cabbage and broccoli), contains a number of these anti-cancer chemicals. These groups of glucosinolates and their derived isothiocyantes block the growth of certain types of cancer cells, boost DNA repair and help cells to detox!

With accolades such as these, why wouldn’t kale have its own fan club?

So jump on the kale bandwagon and start enjoying it in your soups, salads, stir fries, smoothies and more today.

Watch out for my next post on six simple ways to enjoy kale, coming soon!

 

NB: If you’re a gardener, or simply interested in trying out your green thumb, check out my easy guide to growing kale!

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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6:32AM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

thanks for another good article about kale

7:27PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

And the reason this couldn't fit on one page is...?

Just curious, as I can't (or shouldn't) eat it anyway, as anti-coagulants and kale do not mix.

7:26PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Love Kale! Thanks!

9:46AM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Ok did I miss something? I didn`t see any salad s.

9:10AM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

It's definitely a vegetable I enjoy eating plus it's so easy to grow. Thanks for the nutrition information.

7:13AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

In case you might benefit from having 'the numbers', Kale, which is very easy to grow so everyone with a veggie garden ought to have a plant or two every year , and if you're not a veggie gardener you might consider putting a Kale plant in between the rose bushes - your body will thank you... So will your wallet, because Kale can get pricey...

Anyway, the numbers: KALE: 14 Calories to the Ounce, .6 grams of Fiber, .9 grams of Protein including all of the amino acids save for hydroxyproline, 4300 iu's of Vitamin A, 33 mg of Vitamin C, and 225 mcg of Vitamin K, for example...

Compare that to Spinach: 4 Calories to the Ounce, Miniscule Fiber content, .4 grams of Protein with virtually none of the amino acids, 1200 IU's of Vitamin A, 8 mg of Vitamin C, and virtually no Vitamin K...

You decide...

God Bless,

Bud

6:43AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

I can't find it in my local store :-(

9:41PM PDT on May 25, 2013

all hale
KALE !!

8:06AM PDT on May 23, 2013

love.Love.LOVE. KALE!! I have decided I want to be a Kale Farmer as I eat so much of it! Thank You for the Super Informative Article! :)

8:17AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Man I love kale

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