13 Apr '12, 9pm

The health benefits of kale

The health benefits of kale

Just one cup of kale includes more than 1000 percent of your daily recommended vitamin K, an antioxidant that promotes bone growth and regulates blood clotting. In fact, kale’s vitamin K content surpasses that of broccoli, spinach and collard greens. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , eating a diet rich in vitamin K can reduce the overall risk of developing cancer. That same cup of kale also contains more than 180 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A, which aids vision, growth, bone formation, tissue repair and red blood cell production. A cup of kale also contains 200 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C and 5 grams of fiber, which is important for digestion and regularity. This leafy green also delivers significant quantities of vitamin B6 (maintains healthy nervous and immune systems), as well as iron and calcium. Finally,...

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