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How kale is the new beef and why you should add kale on a regular basis to your daily diet?

Kale is an amazing green leafy and anti-inflammatory vegetable full of iron, calcium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Kale has more iron than beef and is a great source of fiber that can help to prevent heart disease, arthritis and cancer. Kale is a great superfood that can help digestive and liver problems and gets rid of free radicals in the body. One cup of kale has about 36 calories, 3g of fiber, 2g of protein, 345% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 9% calcium and 6% iron.  Here are the top health benefits of kale:

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1. Great source of anti-inflammatory:

According to an article by Organic Authority on why kale is the new beef, the author states how inflammation (the main cause of heart disease, auto immune disorder diseases such as cancer and cardio disease) is triggered by animal products. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food high in omega 3 fatty acids that can fight against asthma, autoimmune disorders and arthritis.

2. Supporting cardiovascular health:

Kale can lower the level of bad cholesterol and support a healthy cardiovascular system. In fact, kale like other vegetables including romaine lettuce and collards can reduce the risk of accumulation of fat and bad cholesterol in the arteries and can lower the risk of heart disease and strokes.

3. Boosting the immune system and killing cancer cells:

Like many other organic green veggies including broccoli, kale can enhance the overall immune system and fight toxins and free radicals by removing carcinogens from the body. Both organic broccoli and kale are amazing superfoods and have been referenced in studies to kill and destroy breast cancer cells. Kale is also an amazing source of antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids that can fight cancer cells.

4. Great source of fiber and detox:

Most Americans do not eat enough fiber in their daily diet and have fiber deficiency. Lack of fiber in people’s diet (in long term) can lead to many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and digestive issues. Also, the fiber in kale helps the body to cleanse itself from accumulation of toxins, free radicals and other harmful substances.

5. Great source of nutrients:

Kale has more iron than beef and it’s definitely much more sustainable than meat without having all the issues that meat has (like bad cholesterol). In fact, the molecular cells in meat have been known to change (often to a toxic level) when it's exposed to heat, and it could produce cancerous compounds and free radicals that could cause many chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease.

Also, many Americans have deficiency in vitamin K and essential fatty acids. Kale is a great source of vitamin K, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids essential for health.

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6. Improving your mood and sex life:

The high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A in kale can help with absorption of other essential minerals and nutrients and can improve the metabolism of adrenal gland which can eventually improve sex performance.

According to Dr. Sara Gottfried, (Harvard graduate and board-certified OB/GYN), kale tastes great and it can also could boost people’s mood. “I believe in eating your leafy greens rather than popping synthetic pills,” she says.

There are also other doctors and experts including Dr. Drew Ramsey, (an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, the leading expert on brains foods and the co-author of 50 Shades of Kale), who believe that kale contains a whole list of nutrients (including vitamin B6) that can help people to maintain in a positive mood.

7. Promoting skin health and healthy hair:

The powerful antioxidants and vitamin A in kale can slow down the aging process by reducing the damage of free radicals and toxins. Kale can also help the blood circulation in the scalp and can enhance hair growth. Cabbage is also another vegetable great for strengthening hair follicles. Ladies, if you want stronger hair, you should consider adding raw organic red cabbage and kale to your daily diet on a regular basis. Consult your nutritionist.

8. Healthy bones:

The nutrients like vitamin K and calcium in kale can help promote healthy bones.

9. Healthy eyes:

Kale has carotenoids known as lutein and zeaxanthin and can prevent eye damage from excessive sun exposure and ultraviolet light.

10. Improving digestion:

The fiber in green leafy vegetables like kale can improve digestive problems.

Sources:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6351/How-Kale-Can-Save-Your-Sex-Life.html

http://www.organicauthority.com/health/reasons-kale-is-the-new-beef-nutritious-sustainable.html

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-health-benefit-of-kale-diet-cautions.html

 

 

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