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Kale: 7 Science Backed Benefits

By Beliteweight @BeLiteWeight

Kale: 7 Science Backed Benefits

Kale is considered the king of healthy greens. This leafy vegetable is among the healthiest and most nutritious dense foods in existence placing it in the class of a 'superfood'

This super green leaf is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds. Here are 7 science supported benefits:

Kale also contains very little fat, but a large portion of the fat is in form of a healthy omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid.

This allows kale to be cardio-protective, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, anti-depression issues, and fight cancer!

Kale contains bile acid sequestrants, which lowers cholesterol levels and leads to a reduced risk of heart disease over time.

Kale is one of the world's best sources of vitamin K, with a single raw cup containing almost 7 times the recommended daily amount.

It is rich in sulforaphane, a substance that science has been shown to help fight the formation of cancer at the molecular level.

Kale is an excellent source of magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is effective against type 2-diabetes and heart disease while potassium reduces blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease as well.

These two nutrients protect the body from oxidative stress! If you have not made kale a part of your diet yet, get started now!

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