7 Wonderful Benefits Your Body Gets When You Eat Kale


Kale is said by many to be “one of the healthiest vegetables on earth”. It is a dark green curly leafy vegetable. In fact, it really doesn't look like your regular vegetable. It looks like leaves.

It is a nutritional powerhouse containing vitamins A, C, E, K and minerals calcium, magnesium, B6, potassium, iron as well as omega 3 fatty acids and much more.

Some of the ways to can get more kale into your family's diet is by making kale juice, kale chips, steamed kale or just eating it raw.

Listed below are seven of the most wonderful benefits your body gets when you eat kale.

1) Kale is high in iron. Some people may call kale “the new beef” due to its high iron content, and in fact per per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for the formation of haemoglobin and enzymes, cell growth, liver functions and more, transporting oxygen around various parts of the body.

2) Kale has powerful antioxidants. Kale is an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

3) Kale is high in Vitamins. Vitamin A (Vitamin A may help prevent various cancers such as lung cancers, and is renowned to improve vision), Vitamin C (a great immune system booster which also aids your metabolism and hydration) and vitamin K (can help protect against various cancers and is important for a wide range of bodily functions such as bone health)

4) Kale is high in fiber and low in calories. Kale has zero fat and is incredibly low in calories whilst having a high fiber content which is great for aiding digestion. One cup of chopped kale is as low as 33 calories which is great for weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight.

5) Kale is detoxifying.  Kale is a great detox food as its filled with fiber and sulfur which in return keeps the liver healthy and gets rid of waste material.

6) Kale is anti-inflammatory. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food  which can help prevent or fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders. Kale is also great for cardiovascular support and can help lower cholesterol levels.

7) Kale is a great source of calcium. Per calorie kale offers more calcium than milk which helps in maintaining a healthy metabolism and preventing bone loss and osteoporosis. One cup of chopped kale contains 9% of the daily value of calcium.

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30 Responses to "7 Wonderful Benefits Your Body Gets When You Eat Kale"

  1. sharing this please with the Spirit, Soul & Body page. Thank you!

  2. Mark Hilaga says:

    Marc Bryson Trinidad Hilaga

  3. Whay kale.its that cauliflower

  4. Ilovekale,Idrinkiteverymorning

  5. I am growing chinese kale in my garden. Hope i can have kale on our table soon. It is very rare here in the Philippines.

  6. pls help us where to get seedlings of kale

  7. The first time I heard about kale. Buki gid ako.

  8. Elsie Dunque says:

    What is kale? Pls. Identify….

  9. Jane Finch says:

    LOVE Kale .. just be sure it’s organic !

  10. Jocelyn Ong Perez, where do you buy your seeds?

  11. Mario Romero says:

    Eat, joy Kale, live more and better !

  12. I eat only kukura ko bhaye ( c**k )

  13. What is kale known as in Hindi, does it grow here?

  14. Josie Sapno says:

    i love kale but we dont have here in the philippines

  15. Amelia Licos says:

    Napakatigas ng kale na ito parang aragan.

  16. Hans Nephew says:

    hard to find in the Philippines, unless perhaps frozen. (freezedried?)

  17. Lily Hazra says:

    But it is not good for hypothyroidism patient because its inherit secretion of thyroid hormon!!!

  18. ilaok ti tulang ti baka….

  19. Robertito, le recuerdo mi encargo….

  20. Thanks for invaluable information

  21. ayshe samet eyay ja nateng

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