Kale ( Paul O’Connell )

Kale

By Paul O’Connell

What is Kale???

Leafy green vegetable
In same family with cauliflower and cabbage
In season from middle of winter to beginning of spring
Descendent of wild cabbage
Has a “pungent” peppery flavor

Nutrients in Kale

Health Benefits of Kale

Anti-cancer food due to the glucosinolates
Sulforaphane causes liver to release enzymes that help to prevent cancer
Carotenoids lower risk of cataract disease
Low in calories and high in vitamin A
The vitamin A content helps protect smokers from getting emphysema
Good source of vitamin C to support the immune system
Vitamin C also helps to protect against Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fiber reduces high levels of cholesterol

More reason to eat kale…

Asthmatics experience fewer symptoms from high amounts of vitamin C
Large amounts of fiber help to prevent heart disease
Vitamin also helps to prevent bruising
Lower risk of macular degeneration with a diet full of beta-carotene

KALE!

References:
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com
www.whfoods.com

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