Why KALE Is A Powerful Food?
Kale belongs to the cabbage (Brassica) family. Kale can be classified by leaf type, Curly kale, black cabbage, dinosaur kale, purple Kale and others.
This highly nutritious dark leafy green helps the absorption of probiotic (good bacteria) in colon and proteins in the body, due to high vitamin K. That is why it is a good idea to add kale in your sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables such as kimchi. It also is a good source of calcium, potassium, iron, and copper.
I suggest, chop the kale, steam it and have it with plain Greek yogurt (if you do not have issues with lactose). There are so many ways to get the most benefit of kale. If you decide to cook/boil it makes sure that you drink the water as well because lots of its nutrition is in the water and if you don’t like the taste of it just simply add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and enjoy. Adding this superfood to a soup is a great idea, or juices it in the juicer, juice and drinks as a raw fresh juice with some fresh lemon juice or adds it to your smoothie.
You also can add this amazing leafy green to your salad raw (the best way to use it in your salad is to use baby kale) or steamed it or simply add a 1/2 teaspoon melted coconut oil or olive oil and put it in the oven for 10 mins to make an amazing simple kale chips for whole the family.
This dark leafy green is rich in antioxidant carotenoids, so as a powerful anti-cancer food, it blocks cancer cell growth, and increases DNA repair. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can protect against prostate and colon cancer.
This super food has ability to lower cholesterol and is good for heart, is a very good source of healthy fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
It is a wonderful cleanser of the intestinal tract and due to high fiber it’s good for people with constipation and people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
This powerfood may help women with heavy loss of blood when they have menstruation due to high level of vitamin k, may reduce the bleeding.
Now the question: Is Kale Good for Weight Loss? One cup of kale only contains roughly 34-35 grams calories, 3-5 g fiber and a type of omega 3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid which is one of the key to weight loss. Add one cup raw chopped kale to your diet everyday if you can.
Consuming too much vitamin K can cause problems for anyone taking anticoagulants such as warfarin, Aspirin, Coumadin. If that is your situation you should avoid kale or eat it in moderation, because the high level of vitamin K may interfere with the drugs. Consult your doctor before adding kale to your diet and if you are diagnosed with hyperkalemia and you have to be on low-potassium diet, you may avoid Kale due to its high level of potassium.