What are the main benefits of Kale? - Britt's Superfoods

What are the main benefits of Kale?

 Kale is a popular cruciferous vegetable, it has large, edible leaves with a tough central stem. Typically dark green in colour, kale is available in a variety of colours, including purple.

Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods in existence and has numerous health benefits.

It’s great for digestion

High in fibre and water, both of which help prevent constipation and promote regularity, kale is great for a healthy digestive system.

Kale also contains a type of sugar called sulfoquinovose, which feeds the good bacteria living in the gut. These good bacteria are important for your digestion and help keep down levels of harmful bacteria.

Could help lower cholesterol

Research has found kale could increase good and decrease bad cholesterol, with one study reporting a 27% rise in the former and a 10% drop in the latter after drinking kale juice for 12 weeks.

Could support bone health

Kale is high in vitamin K is which is good for bone density as it works with vitamin D to support healthy bone metabolism.

It’s a good source of plant-based calcium, needed for strong bones and teeth, and has low levels of a natural compound called oxalate, which makes the calcium more available for absorption.  

May support immunity

Kale contains four times the vitamIn C  content and twice the selenium content of spinach, as well as nutrients like vitamin E  and beta-carotene. These are all important for supporting a healthy immune system.

Could help Heart disease

Various nutrients in kale may support heart health.

Increasing the intake of potassium while reducing the consumption of added salt, or sodium. Is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. A cup of cooked kale provides 3.6% of an adult’s daily needs for potassium. Another benefit of kale is that it contains substances. that bind to cholesterol to help manage levels.

A convenient way to top up on your Kale is to drink it in one of our superfood juices. We offer bot a pure Kale juice or a blended Kale, Reishi and Maca juice. To order yours visit our shop here today.

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