10 reasons you should be putting Kale in your Diet

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Along with broccoli, kale is a giant within the vegetable family So why is kale so great?

1. Kale is full of carotenoids and flavonoids; these protect our cells from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.

2. Kale contains Sulphorane. Sulphorane encourages the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer causing chemicals, especially those connected to chemically-induced breast cancer and colon cancer.

3. Kale contains kaempferol and quercitin, to name just of the above flavonoids. These are special are they have been shown to specifically fight against the formation of cancerous cells.

4. Kale contains vitamin C. Just one cup of kale provides you with 88.8% or your RDA of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant. It disarms free radicals and prevents damage to the inside and outside of cells, along with boosting immunity, improving skin collagen, and the absorption of iron.

5. Kale contains calcium; this is needed to make healthy bones and helps reduce osteoporosis.

6. It is packed with Iron – more Iron per calorie than beef.

7. It contains Fibre – a macronutrient but essential to our diet. The fibre in kale will help aid digestion and keeps you full after a meal.

8. It is mineral rich – Kale contains phosphorus, manganese, sodium, copper and potassium which are essential in human nutrition.

9. It is a member of Brassica family – The Brassica family includes kale, cauliflower, collard greens and broccoli. They are known to be anti-cancerous and they contain glucosinolates.

10. It provides omega-3 – These essential fatty acids help reduce inflammation throughout the body and boost brain function.

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