(NaturalHealth365) Are you wondering, what are the benefits of kale? Well, you’re not alone, tens of thousands of people search for the health benefits of kale – each and every month on Google. In truth, kale is one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet – loaded with life-giving nutrients, yet low in calories.
Eat your greens and stop disease before it’s too late
Kale has the power to protect your cardiovascular system; prevents cancer; detoxify; reverse anemia; eliminate osteoporosis; support a healthy digestive system plus much more!
A super food for life – one cup of kale contains vitamins K, A, C, B6, E plus minerals such as, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
It only takes 100 calories of kale to provide 30 percent of the National Academy of Science recommendations for the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Eat more and you’ll get even greater anti-inflammatory health benefits.
Stop disease with an anti-inflammatory diet
Kale is one of the best sources of vitamin K, as one cup of kale provides more micrograms of vitamin K than any of the world’s healthiest foods. By the way, Vitamin k is a key nutrient for regulating our body’s inflammatory process. Simply put, less cellular inflammation means less dis-ease.
The effectiveness of its anti-inflammatory action is also due to its 45 different flavonoids including kaempferol and quercetin, which are known for their ability to prevent and even reverse inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis. When are conventional doctors going to wake up to the power of plant-based nutrition?
Conventional oncologists should read this information – very carefully
Just like most cruciferous vegetables, kale is known for its anti-cancer activity. This makes perfect sense since kale is nutrient rich and loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-cancer compounds in the form of glucosinolates. In fact, kale is a top source of at least four glucosinolates, and these convert in the body into cancer preventive compounds.
It is a known fact that oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are risk factors for the development of cancer. Kale goes beyond prevention because it inhibits cancer cell growth and is one of the many foods from nature that help strengthen the immune system.
Research studies on bladder, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancer have shown the cancer preventive benefits of eating kale, as well as treatment benefits. Kale’s cancer preventive benefits are linked to its carotenoids and flavonoids, within the carotenoids. Lutein and beta-carotenoids have been linked to cutting the overall risk of cells becoming cancerous.
Be good to your heart – eat your greens
Our liver uses cholesterol as the basis to produce bile acids, as bile aids in the digestion and absorption of fat. These bile molecules are stored in the fluid of our gall bladder and when we consume a fat-containing meal, they get released into the intestines – where they help the fat to eventually be absorbed into the body.
Kale promotes a healthy heart due to its ability to help lower excess cholesterol levels. To maintain healthy cholesterol – kale supplies fiber, which binds to the bile acids in our intestines and get removed through bowel movements.
So, instead of the bile acids getting absorbed with the fat – they are broken down and removed from the body – which means the liver needs to replace the lost bile acids by drawing upon the existing supply of cholesterol.
Do you think the statin drug manufacturers would like to help promote the consumption of kale? (maybe not)
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Kale has more iron than beef per calorie intake and contains more calcium than milk. Most importantly, the nutrients in kale are much easier to digest versus conventional dairy products. The truth is factory-created dairy products are useless and harmful to human health!
Think about this – the western world has seen dairy consumption soar, yet the United States (as an example) has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world. Something is not right with this picture.
If government health agencies really cared about the population and wanted to reduce the risk of chronic disease – they should promote the consumption of raw, or lightly steamed organic kale – every day. But don’t hold your breath for a change in government attitude – they’re too comfortable sleeping with the pharmaceutical industry.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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