12 Proven Health Benefits of Kale

The 12 Significant Health Benefits of Kale

1. Kale Juice Improves Coronary Artery Disease Factors

Summary: Kale juice positively affects serum lipid profiles reducing the risks of coronary artery disease in male subjects. It influenced an increase in good cholesterol and a decrease in bad cholesterol by a noteworthy percentage.

2. Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Summary: The exhaustive study indicates that consuming cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels may result in good heart health and a longer life span. The analysis also pointed to the fact that the quantity of cruciferous vegetables in nutrition plays a vital role.

3. Anti-Oxidative Properties Of Kale

Summary: Kale exhibited higher free-radicals scavenging activity. The characteristic kale with its antioxidative properties is promising and should be further explored to treat metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

4. Brain Boosting Benefit of Kale

Summary: Lutein found in fruits and plants like kale increases cognition among middle-aged and older people. It has the potential to address cognitive concerns among other age groups.

5. Kale And Vision Health

Summary: Lutein and zeaxanthin found in kale and other food items prevent age-related macular disease and other eye disorders. High amounts of these nutrients are found in vegetables and fruits that have varied hues of color.

6. Kale And Flavonoids

Summary: The meta-analysis shows that a high intake of total flavonoids and subclasses are linked with lower risk type 2 diabetes mellitus.

7. Kale May Help Prevent Progress of Cancer

Summary: Isothiocyanates and indole-3-carbinol derived from cruciferous plants have the potential to prevent the growth of cancer. It affects the initial stages as well as the spread of cancerous cells.

8. Antiproliferative Effects Of Kale

Summary: The red and green curly kale inhibited the spread of 3 colon cancers in humans. Kale in its fresh state has greater inhibiting characteristics against colon cancer cells than processed kale.

9. The Detoxification Effect Of Kale

Summary: The high amounts of antioxidants, glucosinolates, and sulfur in kale detoxify cells in the body. Isothiocyanates derived from glucosinolates are involved in both the phases of detoxification.

10. Kale — Abundant in Vitamin C

Summary: Kale has more than 40% RDI of vitamin C. Vitamin C has shown promising results in the trial treatment of infections such as pneumonia and tetanus.

11. Vitamin K In Kale

Summary: Apart from collard greens no other vegetable has as many quantities of vitamin K as kale. The intake of this nutrient prevents bone loss after menopause in women and reduces the risk of hip fractures caused by osteoporosis.

12. Kale And The Postprandial Effect

Summary: The study clearly demonstrated that kale suppresses the postprandial increase in plasma glucose levels with a single dose of 7 grams or 14 grams. The high dose of 14 grams kale was safe for consumption.

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The Final Note



I am a certified nutritionist and the managing editor of bestfornutrition.com. I develop powerful content for health products. Reach me at anjumobin@gmail.com

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