Kale has taken the health community by storm over the past year or so, and rightfully so! Like other members of the Brassica family, including broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and collards, kale is a nutritional powerhouse that boasts an abundance of antioxidants and other disease-fighting agents. And with just 35 calories per cup, it also has an extremely high nutrient density!
Just one cup of kale includes over 1000% of your daily recommended vitamin K, an antioxidant that promotes bone growth and regulates blood clotting. In fact, kale’s vitamin K content surpasses that of broccoli, spinach and collard greens. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating a diet rich in vitamin K can reduce the overall risk of developing cancer.
That same cup of kale also contains over 180% of your daily recommended vitamin A, which aids vision, growth, bone formation, tissue repair and red blood cell production.
A cup of kale also contains 200% of your daily recommended vitamin C and 5 grames of fiber, which is important for digestion and regularity.
This leafy green also delivers significant quantities of vitamin B6 (maintains healthy nervous and immune systems), as well as iron and calcium.
Finally, kale is rich in the eye-health promoting carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
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